[vcf-midatlantic] Another Microcomputer?

Peter Cetinski pete at pski.net
Sat Feb 24 10:05:45 EST 2018

Just throwing this out there based on Evan’s other thread about the NeXT.  And I am sure this will come as no surprise to many of you.  

If there is room for another microcomputer in the museum, after the NeXT, I would like to nominate the TRS-80 8” business machine, ie. Model II/12/16/16B/6000.  This was a significant machine in the small to medium business microcomputer market during the first half of the 80s.  For awhile, the Model 16B running XENIX was the most popular Unix based workstation on the market.  The Model II was reviewed as superior to the IBM PC when the 5150 was released in 1981.  The MC68000 subsystem introduced in the Model 16 made for a very fascinating dual CPU microcomputer architecture.

There are a lot of Apples currently on display but only one TRS-80 on display. :)  

I would certainly volunteer to help restore one of the museum’s 8” TRS-80s machines for display.  I know a few others on this list who have experience with these machines that would also help, I’m sure. 



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