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These are the show notes for Episode 42 of TRS-80 Trash Talk
Episode 42 - The Ultimate Answer: TRS-80 Muscle Micros
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In this episode, as usual, we discuss the latest news and current events in the world of the TRS-80. We cover some recent acquisitions by the Trash Talkers. We discuss some of the upcoming vintage computer shows happening this year. We review the book “33 Adult Computer Games in BASIC” by David Chance. We wrap up by perusing the April 1983 issue of "80 Micro" magazine, including a discussion of the article "The Muscle Micros" and the hot-rod Model IIIs described therein.
- Peter Cetinski
- Ian Mavric
- Eric Dittman
- Aaron Brockbank
- George Phillips
News and Current Events
Is the Line Printer I both a Centronics 779 and an Oki Microline 80?
There was a sequel:
8 bit Unix-like OS for multiple platforms. Alan Cox created it as a fusion of various Z-80 unix-y systems.
(the interpreter is II.0 so it cannot be a custom version of PCD’s IV.0)
Trash Talk Live #22
End of Feb
The 30th Annual Last Chicago CocoFest
Eric's LNW System Expansion II
Eric's RB-ELEKTRONIK Model I HRG board
Eric's Lobo Dual 8” drive
(also loosely related, an oddity, a TS1000 that was modified to use a TRS-80 Model I monitor)
Mav's Model I system with the original System Desk
Mav's 1980 Coco 1 4K serial number 000890
“33 Adult Computer Games in BASIC for the IBM PC, Apple II/IIe and TRS-80”
April 1983 "80 Micro"
Main Topic: Muscle Micros