View Full Version : Remember the TRS-80?

March 3rd, 2007, 09:29 PM
Hey, guys!

You're not gonna belive this, but today I went to a used bookstore in Boulder and found a mint-condition copy of '67 Ready-To-Run Programs in BASIC: graphics, home & business, education, games'.

It was published in 1981, and all of the code was written for the RadioShack TRS-80! Do those even exist anymoe?

Anyway, the opening words of the book's introduction are: "Perhaps the most frustrating chore for the average microcomputer owner is finding an adequate supply of software. Yeah, those were the days. Anyway, I bought it for $3.

I also got a $30 book on C++ for $8. I'll probably get more use out of that one.

I just thought I'd share.


March 3rd, 2007, 09:42 PM
And I just figured out, Ubuntu has a TRS-80 emulator: xtrs! This might be fun.

March 12th, 2007, 05:29 PM
Oh my god! That's a flash from the past. Besides spending hundreds of hours on what we used to affectionately called the TraSh-80, I used to know a retired engineer who had invested a few decades into his machine. He was using it up through the end of the nineties. He refused to buy a new pc and learn it.