cocos and stuff

From: Ward Griffiths and/or Lisa Rogers <>
Date: Wed Jun 11 09:49:51 1997

On Tue, 10 Jun 1997, Eric Fischer wrote:
> Allison J Parent said,
> > > I've never heard of a TDP-100. The Color Computers had ROM BASIC and
> > TDP is TANDY DATA PRODUCTS when tandy was trying to seperate from the
> > Radiocrap idea in the early 80s.

The TDP-100 was a TRS-80 Color Computer with a different paint job that
could be sold by non-Tandy retailers such as Sears and K-Mart. Nothing
more, nothing less.

> Somewhere in the back of my head I had the ideathat a TDP-100
> was a Coco with added serial hardware included so that Radio
> Shack could sell it as a color video terminal. Does anyone
> else remember this, or am I completely out of my mind?

The TRS-80 Videotex Terminal was basically a Color Computer that had the
CompuServe Videotex program built into it instead of BASIC and an integral
300 baud modem. Possibly one of the dumbest concepts ever done by Tandy
Corporation and despite being an employee I said so at the time. (The
absolute stupidest move done by the company of course was the complete
disavowal of third party products for so many years).
Ward Griffiths
"America is at that awkward stage.  It's too late to work within 
the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." --Claire Wolfe
Received on Wed Jun 11 1997 - 09:49:51 BST

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