Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Episode 23

These are the show notes for Episode 23 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link:   http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31630.mp3

Show Title

Episode 23 -  Tandy vs IBM


Description

In this episode the Trash Talkers welcome vintage computing podcast pioneer David Greelish as a guest host.  Pete, Ian and David discuss how Tandy reacted to the the introduction of the IBM Personal Computer in 1981.  Tandy Radio Shack had all the advantages with its massive distribution network, its existing business focused Model II computer and with the forthcoming powerful Tandy 2000 computer.  How the company attempted to compete with IBM and eventually failed is the main focus of the discussion.

Trash Talkers
  • Peter Cetinski
  • Ian Mavric
  • David Greelish

Retro Commercials
  • Mike Rowen


Topics and Links


David Greelish’s Classic Computing Site
http://classiccomputing.com/CC/Blog/Blog.html
Kemner’s Surplus Warehouse
https://m.facebook.com/KemnerEnterprises
Knut Roll-lund’s PlayCAS
http://knut.one/PlayCAS.htm
Mav’s Hi-Res Archive
The Model II Archive Project
The IBM Personal Computer
Lotus 1-2-3: The Second Killer App
How IBM's 5150 PC shaped the computer industry
The complete history of the IBM PC, part one: The deal of the century
Tandy 1200
TRS-80 Model II vs IBM 5150
Tandy 2000 FAQ
Tandy’s Shifting Sales Strategy

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Episode 22

These are the show notes for Episode 22 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link: http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31547.mp3

Show Title

Episode 22 -  TRS-80 Clones: The Dick Smith System 80


Description

In this episode the Trash Talkers discuss one of the most popular of the TRS-80 compatible or "clone" computers, the Dick Smith System 80.  The System 80 was mainly sold in Austrailia and New Zealand but variants were also sold in the United States and Europe under the PMC-80 and Video Genie brands.

Trash Talkers
  • Peter Cetinski
  • Ian Mavric
  • Terry Stewart
Topics
  • "Breakdown" Game
  • "Actual Reality" Game
  • Micro Bee Mini Vintage Computer Faire
  • Frank Durda IV
  • Model II Disassembly guide
  • Recent Acquisitions
  • Learning from eBay
  • Feedback
  • Main Topic:TRS-80 Compatibles


Links and References



Terry Stewart’s System 80 Pages
Pete’s Breakdown Game
Tandy Assembly 2018
CocoFest!
Microbee Mini Vintage Computer Faire
Frank Durda IV
GofundMe for Frank Durda’s Family
Christian Schreuder’s Model II Disassembly Guide
Model III Power Connector Conversion Kit
March 2018 Issue of TRS8BIT
Model 4 High Resolution Boards
Model II/III/4 Computer Graphics Image Generator
List of TRS-80 Clones

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Episode 21

These are the show notes for Episode 21 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link: http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31464.mp3

Show Title

Episode 21 -  The TRS-80 in Scientific Research

Description

Join the Trash Talkers as we discuss a bunch of TRS-80 related topics, from Pete Cetinski's new TRS-80 Game "Breakdown" to a Radio Shack store reproduction on TV's "Little Sheldon" to a discussion of how TRS-80s were used in scientific research.  We wrap up with some eBay shopping of interesting TRS-80 related accessories and collectables.

Trash Talkers
  • Peter Cetinski
  • Ian Mavric
  • Mike Rowen
Topics
  • "Breakdown"
  • Little Sheldon
  • TRS-80s in Scientific Research
  • News and Current Events
  • Feedback
  • eBay Shopping


Links and References

Young Sheldon
https://www.spoilertv.com/2018/01/young-sheldon-episode-112-computer.html

"Tachistoscopic timing on the TRS-80"

"Software synchronizing of video displays and Z-80 processing in the Model III TRS-80"

“Application in Real Time”
80 microcomputing June 1981 pages 127-129 
TRS-80 Microcomputer News Volume 2 Issue 3 May 1980 pages 1-2

“Coco in the Chem Lab”
Hot Coco May 1984 pages 84-89 

$20 Model 4
My TRS-80 Likes Me

Vintage TRS-80 Store Sign

FP-215 Flatbed Plotter

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Episode 20

These are the show notes for Episode 20 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link:  http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31406.mp3

Show Title

Episode 20 -  2017 Review, 2018 Plans and Jerry Heep

Description

This episode includes significant portions of our live show from this past December where we review our episodes from 2017 and talk about our upcoming 2018 TRS-80 related projects.  Also, in our continuing series of interviews with Tandy Radio Shack engineers, we talk to Jerry Heep about his long career working as a Tandy engineer.

Trash Talkers
  • Peter Cetinski
  • Ian Mavric
  • Randy Kindig
  • Peter Bartlett
  • Paul Schreiber
  • Mike Yetsko
Topics


  • Live Show #2 - 2017 Review and 2018 Thoughts
  • Interview: Jerry Heep (@ 1:30)


Links