TRS-80 Application Software Sourcebook

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Tue Jan 27 11:23:33 1998

On Mon, 26 Jan 1998, Ward Donald Griffiths III wrote:

> The first couple of editions were a bit slender (vendors were in a
> state of shock from Tandy finally allowing mention of third-party
> products at all -- that's why Tandy didn't advertise in 80-Micro for
> at least the first 2-3 years it was published), but from about the
> third edition on that sucker got huge. It was discontinued after

Yeah, I forgot to mention that I have volume III.

Remember during the 80s the big claim by Apple was over 10,000 software
applications available? And the other manufacturers had similar claims,
but Apple marketed this more effectively than the others because I can't
remember what other computer makers of the time claimed.

So in reality, of the mainstay computer makers at the time, who did have
the biggest applications base? Apple, Commodore, Atari, Radio Shack, TI,
or IBM? Or is this still a rather subjective topic (I expect this will
mostly be the case in the ensuing replies).

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