Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

This Christmas, get yourself a CoCo!


Ah, the Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer. Back in 1982, this was my first taste of computational wizardry, expressed through the glories of 32k Extended memory, 8 colors on screen (at once!), tape drives and poring over BASIC manuals. And amazingly, there’s still a user community out there using these beasts. I still have my CoCo tucked away in a closet, along with my Powerbook 100. What was your first computer?

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

4 Responses to “ This Christmas, get yourself a CoCo! ”

cam c. says:

Apple II+, same year, with a 5.25″ disk drive and 48k RAM. Obviously my parents loved me more… 🙂

jabberwocky says:

Now, now, you boys play nice or I’ll send you each to your rooms with misses or any technology greater than a pocket watch.

lester says:

What is it with 1982? I got my Atari 400 that year, too.

morning gruel says:

Ummm, I got a Vic 20. Then a few years later… an Amiga!

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