MSX, TRS-80, Colour Genie, etc.

From: Ward Griffiths and/or Lisa Rogers <>
Date: Wed Jun 25 22:06:27 1997

On Wed, 25 Jun 1997, Mr. Self Destruct wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Jun 1997, Scott Walde wrote:
> > No. They were originally known (and labelled) as the TRS-80 Microcomputer
> > System. They later became known as the model 1 (Although I don't think
> > they were ever labelled as such.)
> Were there two different Model 1's? I have seen pictures of Model 1's
> that don't look like my Model 1. (i.e. no numeric keypad)

The last year or so, the keypad became standard. The machine had the
option almost from day one to have the thing added, at least after Level
II BASIC was brought out. The keypad, like the main keyboard, went from
the original smooth-key surface to the textured surface that felt so much
better and diddn't bounce. The keypad was _always_ standard on the Mod 3
-- I originally expected the Color Computer MultiPak interface to match
the profile of the keyboard unit and provide a keypad as well as the
expansion bus -- it annoyed me greatly when I was disappointed.
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 25 1997 - 22:06:27 BST

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