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a small digital computer based on a microprocessor and designed to be used by one person at a time

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From huge bolted-in car phones, to the pioneering TRS-80 Model 100 laptop, to today's tiny, mighty devices, I'm constantly trying new mobile gear and services.
Johnson was first introduced to computers when his father purchased a Radio Shack TRS-80 in 1977.
In truth, only a few newsroom graybeards will mourn the passing of the machine known with derisive affection as the Trash 80, a tag derived from its trs-80 label.
In January 1980, eight months after the premiere issue of Designfax, Gernsback Publications' Radio-Electronics ran an article on breadboarding an interface for the TRS-80 that, combined with the appropriate instructions in BASIC, would apply the computer as a controller for various circuits, such as a simple light controller or working with A-to-D chips for measurements.
Alex Glassey was headed for a career in medicine or law, until he met up with the TRS-80 computer in Grade 12.
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A TRS-80 Model III was available for administrative use but sat idle.
Wayne, IN 46885 (telephone 219-485-6980), for TRS-80 Models I, III, and IV, Apple II, and IBM PC.
Steven McAtee, laboratory supervisor at Jewell County Hospital in Mankato, Kan.--which has 12 beds for acute care and 49 for long-term care--bought his own TRS-80 color computer.
He could tell you the exact first computer he ever had, ''a Radio Shack TRS-80, which was basically just a self-contained terminal.'' He liked "Dungeons and Dragons'' and zombies and comic conventions and obscure fandoms.
His father's instruction started by buying the Tandy TRS-80, introduced in 1977 with a 5-megabyte hard drive.
I also took a TRS-80 computer and interfaced it with a string of Christmas lights to make an automatic, interactive Christmas light show.