[Coco] cOcO name....
diegoba at adinet.com.uy
Fri Mar 16 00:09:50 EDT 2007
In an article dated 7/81, the magazine Popular Electronics called it the
(The article is in the pictures gallery at www.coco3.com)
Torsten Dittel wrote:
>> or TRS-80C (or 80C for short). We aren't going to start this up again, are
>> we? :)
> Hey, wasn't that "TRS-80CC"? I hope so, that's why I registered the
> http://TRS-80.CC domain. Funny enough ".CC" is the TLD of the CoCos
> Islands... :-) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_%28Keeling%29_Islands
> Quoting from 'The "CoCo" Chronicals (Jul'80 - Jun'92)'
> (http://www.cs.unc.edu/~yakowenk/coco/text/history.html ):
> "The name, TRS-80, stands for Tandy Radio Shack, the 80 is a result of
> the Z-80 cpu in Tandy's first computer, the Model I. Because our machine
> uses a 6809 cpu, it should have been called either a TRS-68 or a TRS-09
> Color Computer but, what's in a name? Some, nicknamed it the TRS-80CC,
> other the TRS-80C, still others the 80C but it was Dave Lagerquist, in
> October's Chromasette, who first used the name COCO. This innocent
> enough action set of a "name calling" debate lasted for several months
> through-out the ever growing "CoCo" community."
> Looks like the "name calling" debate started back in 1984 ;-)
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