Friday, March 1, 2019

Episode 29

These are the show notes for Episode 29 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

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Show Title

Episode 29 - Interview with Steve Leininger


In this episode, Peter Cetinski talks with Steve Leininger.  Steve was the designer of the first TRS-80 microcomputer which became known as the Model I.  In the interview, Steve talks about his early life and how he came to be hired by Tandy Radio Shack to design their first computer in 1976.  He tells us what it was like to work at the fabled company with a number of interesting stories, many of which you probably haven't heard before.  Then, he finishes up by discussing what he's been working on since leaving the company up until the present day.   

Trash Talkers
  • Peter Cetinski
  • Steve Leininger
    • Mike Rowen
    Main Topic
    • Peter Cetinski interviews Steve Leininger.


    Purdue University

    The Homebrew Computer Club

    TRS-80 Model I

    TRS-80 Model II

    Z8000 Microprocessor

    Archive of Steve's Workbench on the Wayback Machine's_work_bench.html

    Steve's Interview from 1977

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    Episode 28

    These are the show notes for Episode 28 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

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    Episode 28 -  Buying and Selling TRS-80s


    In this episode, the Trash Talkers discuss how to buy and sell TRS-80s.  Using their wealth of knowledge about the Tandy collector's market they go in-depth on tips and techniques to use at live  auctions, eBay, Craigslist and other marketplaces.  Whether you're buying, selling or doing both, you're likely to learn quite a bit from their experience.  

    Trash Talkers
    • Peter Cetinski
    • Ian Mavric
    • Eric Dittman
    • Kyle Wadsten
      • Mike Rowen

      News and Current Events
      • VCF PNW, VCF East, CocoFest, Tandy Assembly
      • trsnic - a new TRS-80 WiFi Network Card
      • NEWKEY/80
      • Tezza's Stringy Floppy Drive
      • Mav's Model I power supply replacement
      • TRS8BIT
      • Feedback

      Main Topic
      • Buying and Selling TRS-80s.  The Trash Talkers discuss in depth about buying and selling TRS-80s.  Learn about where to buy, sell and how to skillfully do it with many tips and tricks from the group. 


      VCF Pacific Northwest
      Mar 23 & 24

      VCF East
      May 3-5

      The 28th Annual “Last” Chicago CocoFest
      May 4th and 5th

      Tandy Assembly 2019
      September 28 & 29 in Springfield, Ohio
      Courtyard by Marriott Springfield Downtown



      Tez’s Stringy Floppy Archive

      Mav's Model I Power Supply Replacement