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Dec 27, 2013

Second part on the TRS-80 Model I:

  • Personal memories from Terry Stewart (Tezza).

  • Second part on the history of the machine, beginning with its introduction.

  • Second part of the interview with David and Theresa Welsh of Priming the Pump.

  • News, tech specs, peripherals, software, books, magazines, emulation, Web sites, modern-day upgrades.

  • Special guest host Earl Evans!!


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Modern Upgrades




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Other Sites Used for Reference

Anthony Becker
over ten years ago

It was great hearing the interview with David and Theresa Welsh on the TRS-80 book "Priming the Pump". I never had a TRS-80, and had only minimal contact with them back in the day. We got them in the computer lab at High School my last year but I got a Commodore 64 and back in the day you really only had contact with people generally who had the same computer you had. Mostly because everyone you knew generally wanted to get the same computer.
I ran into them at the VCFE where they were selling the book and picked it up being interested in computer history in general. Even not ever having much contact with TRS-80 nor owning one, I could not put this book down. It was a great history of both the computer, and a personal history of the times and running a small software business back in the day.
Glad to hear it is available now in digital form and i intend to get that as well. Since thepictures are in color it would be nice to see them