[Coco] Why "TRS-80" Color Computer?
johncollyer at zoominternet.net
Sun Jan 25 10:47:57 EST 2004
It might have been nice to a Z-80 inside the cassette tape
it could of used DMA to zap the bytes over to the computer. Ha ha.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Perry M Dueck" <pmdueck at shaw.ca>
To: <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: [Coco] Why "TRS-80" Color Computer?
> >>On Sat, 24 Jan 2004 jimcox at miba51.com wrote:
> >> Does anyone know why Tandy/Radio Shack insisted on
> >> labeling virtually all Color Computer products "TRS-80
> >> Color Computer?"
> >> I always thought that TRS-80 was specifically for the Z-80
> >> based Model 1-3 (4, 16, ect...)
> Although I don't *actually know* why Tandy/Radio Shack did this, I do
> speculate it was to capitilize on brand name recognition.
> Since their early machines had the TRS-80 moniker on them (Model 1, Model
> 2, Model 3, Pocket Computer, etc.), I guess they figured they might as
> continue with that brand name on all their machines and related compuer
> products (and they did so up until....1985 or 1986? when they switched
> everything over to the Tandy name)
> Even stuff like their blank computer cassettes had the TRS-80 (and later
> Tandy) name on them. Obviously a blank cassette tape does not have a Z-80
> microprocessor. :)
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