Tandy web page malarkey

From: Doug Yowza <yowza_at_yowza.com>
Date: Mon May 25 18:45:49 1998

On Mon, 25 May 1998, Sam Ismail wrote:

> "1980 TRS-80 Model 100 Portable Computer introduced.
> (First computer ever to feature five programs and a
> telephone modem built-in. Used by journalists throughout
> the world.)"
> First I question the year (I know it was later than 1980). This claim is
> dubious at best. Mostly its broad and irrelevant. It seems they're
> trying so hard to make this seem like a breakthrough (it was) that they
> forgot to mention the real reasons why.

It was intro'd in 1983, I think. It was popular with journalists, but
the only way in which it was a breakthrough was that you could buy it at
Radio Shack. The Epson HX-20 that preceded it by a couple of years had
more features, but a smaller LCD.

-- Doug
Received on Mon May 25 1998 - 18:45:49 BST

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