Many interesting things learned today

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Sun May 24 13:53:07 1998

On Sun, 24 May 1998, Allison J Parent wrote:

> <was based on the design Ray had come up with! They went to a lawyer but
> <were told that there was nothing that could be done since they didn't eve
> <have a receipt for their plane ride to Texas signed-off by Radio Shack
> <(they paid for the plane tickets themselves). Ray said he later learned
> <that the project manager who Ray and Manny had dealt with took credit fo
> <the TRS-80 design! The guy took Ray's design and passed it on to
> <corporate as his own!
> <
> <Comments from you RS-heads? Allison? Ward?
> Close enough. The internal story was it was a design that was used on the
> deektop of an engineer whose last name began with an L. Somehow I didn't
> buy it. The TRS-80 design was not very imaginative and some of the holes
> showed. What was scary is if the guy that did the trs-80 design was good
> he could have reduced the logic some and also incresed the speed!

Interesting. Now at least we know why the Model 1 was such a buggy
machine. It was based on a design that was thrown together from scratch
in a week!

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