TRS-80 Model I

Fred Cisin cisin at
Sun Feb 4 19:40:45 CST 2007

> stuck around, warts and all, for a long, long time.  Longer than the
> TRS-80, and longer than the PET, its true contemporaries.  Even though
> the remembered "my computer is better than yours " battles might
> have been between the Atari 800, the Apple II, and the C-64, only
> one of those machines was around in 1977.  The others had faded
> away.

Did you mean some other year?
The Atari 800, and the earlier 400, the C64, and earlier Vic 20, TI99,
etc. did not exist in 1977.

As witness this thread, the "my computer is better than yours" battles
have never stopped.  (And one of the only ways to end a "Ford v Chevy"
battle is to introduce a Yugo! ("ALL HAIL THE KIM-1!"))

The early battles were on multiple fronts; there was the "my S100 v
yours", and the "my mass-marketed home computer is better" between Apple,
TRS80 and Pet.

The ones that you are mentioning here are the much later "My 6502 computer
is better" between Apple, Commodore, and Atari.

To me, the truly amazing thing is that Apple attempted to compete head to
head with IBM, and survived!  By analogy, I think that I could last almost
one second in a ring with Mike Tyson.

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin at

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