TRS-80 Model 1

I’ve been reading articles over the past couple of days about Radio Shack’s history and theirĀ descent into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It’s sad and nostalgic because without Radio Shack and their TRS-80 Model 1 I might never have gotten into computers.

Tenenbaum William Newspaper article 1980

That’s me in the foreground. Funny, despite what the caption says, both Jim Misko and I are playing Invasion Force, a Star Trek clone from Processor Technology.


Here’s a YouTube video showing the game in action. The graphics were something back in those days.

Update 8/7/17 – Today is the 50th anniversary of TRS-80 going on sale.

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