Tandy-brand computer products are back


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/01/30/tandy-brand-computer-products.html


#2

Any word on the leather wear?


#3

“Kompressor sound is hard and angry, good words used for song and electronic.”


#4

What is it with leather companies and technology?


#5

Actually they work quite well as long as you’re running TRS DOS.


#6

“By 1990/1991, Tandy had grown to be the worlds biggest manufacturer of personal computers,” according to http://nemesis.lonestar.org/tandy/radio_shack_farewell.html .

The author (Frank Durda IV, one-time Tandy Senior Project Software Engineer) had some nice bits on comp.sys.tandy about the Tandy VIS, which put a pretty huge dent in the line at the end of 1992.
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/comp.sys.tandy/LGfbXF3k4Kk
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/comp.sys.tandy/VrQJgP4x0rA


#7

Really is a shame those products suck. I kinda like the look of that mouse.


#8

Ready for a CoCo 4!


#9

Komoressor?

I hardly know her!


#10

…but is it 100% keyboard compatible?


#11

The important thing is this; don’t call it a comeback, RadioShack never left.


#12

Not so much leather wear but leatherworking tools…Think awls, dyes, and punches for tooling* leather.

  • impressing patterns into wet, vegetable tanned leather which remain after it dries.

https://www.tandyleather.com/en/


#13

Was anything ever marketed as 90% Compatible? I remember a few ads that used plenty of weasel words to imply that everything from Big Blue would work but reality was different


#14

KOMPRESSSOR! oh man - any alter audio kids running around here? AllYourBetas!


#15

When you plug in the WiFi, it autolaunches TRSDOS, right?

Also, I just learned that the reason the Model 1 was so short lived is that it caused radio interference. That’s right. Radio Shack ==> Radio Interference.


#16

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