3 Aug : When leather manufacturing company sold computers

Sounds weird but its true !
A leather manufacturing company ‘Tandy Leathers’ bought to the world, one of the earliest mass produced personal computers. Tandy Corporation teamed up with Radio Shack to release the TRS-80 Micro Computer System.

T = Tandy, R = Radio Shacks, 80 = Z-80 microprocessor

Radioshack_TRS80-IMG_7206It was sold for $600, a hefty price for that time, still they were sold like hot cakes. TRS-80 was one of the first products that came fully assembled and ready to use. It had no hard drive and just four kilobytes of memory. 
trs80-expansionThe TRS-80 was not the first personal computer for sale. The MITS Altair, a “microcomputer” first introduced in a 1975 issue of Popular Electronics magazine, is generally credited with jump starting the personal computer industry. Both Apple and IBM had begun making personal computers by 1977.

In January 1981, The Model I failed the new FCC regulations about RF emissions generated by computers. It is unshielded and could cause interference on near-by radios and televisions.

TRS-80 was made a portable computer with the help of official carrying cases from Radio Shack.
trs80-case-1 trs80-case-2#Hindi
1977 में आज अमेरिका की Tandy Corporation ने TRS-80 computer को दुनिया के सामने रखा था….ये personal computer, दुनिया के पहले mass-produced computers में से एक था….Tandy , Commodore International, और Apple ने 1977 में personal computers की क्रांति की शुरुआत की थी… ख़ास बात ये है कि Tandy Corporation एक Leather Manufacturing company यानी चमड़ा बनाने वाली कंपनी थी… जिसे Tandy Leathers के नाम से जाना जाता था.