Priming the Pump: TRS-80 slide show
David and Theresa Welsh, authors of Priming the Pump: How TRS-80 Enthusiasts Helped Spark the PC Revolution, have created a fascinating 40-slide slide show of “the first complete microcomputer”. It’s filled with ads from the era and magazine cover photos, as well as photos of people using the TRS-80 in its various incarnations.
Download it and take a look. It’s a lot of fun. If you enjoy the slide show, get their book, too. I enjoyed the hell out of it.. And “Happy Retro Computing!”
In response to Priming the Pump: How TRS-80 Enthusiasts Helped Spark the PC Revolution: David and Theresa Welsh wrote some of the first great software for the TRS-80, and knew a lot of the other people who were also writing great software. In Priming the Pump, they talk about the history of personal computers and the first non-kit mass-market personal computer, the TRS-80 Model I.