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The Retrobits Podcast

May 8, 2006


Ever wonder what the "TRS" in "TRS-80" stands for?  Tune in, you'll find out here!

Welcome to Show 042!  This week's Topic: The TRS-80 Model I microcomputer!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Do you know what types of computers these are?  If so, please drop a line to the e-mail address below - we'd like to find out!
Here's Peter Jenning's site, with info on his creation Microchess, and also great history on VisiCalc.
Want to know more about Microchess?  Well, go straight to the source.  The source code, that is, on
Digibarn has some good info on Microchess as well!
Enhance the enjoyment of your Amiga emulation with AmiKit, a large bundling of shareware and freeware packages.
Curious about Southwest Technical Products, one of the early computer kit makers?  The site has so much info, you'll never read it all!
Ira Goldklang's TRS-80 Revived website is an absolute gold mine for TRS-80 enthusiasts.
Want to play with a virtual TRS-80 Model I, III or IV?  Well, check out Matthew Reed's TRS32 emulator!
Never forget or Wikipedia when it's time to research that favorite vintage computer.

Hey, I never said what TRS stood for!  It's Tandy Radio Shack.  Yep.  Not "Trash-80", you funny folks.

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Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl