The Radio Shack TRS-80 Color
Computer (also called Tandy Color Computer, or CoCo) was a home
computer launched in 1980. Despite the name, the "Color
Computer" was a radical departure from earlier TRS-80 Models -
in particular it had a Motorola 6809E processor, rather than the
TRS-80's Zilog Z80.
professional needs the very latest news that affects his
business. This photo, from a Radio Shack computer
brochure, depicts the diversity of the TRS-80 Model III
microcomputer system by showing a farmer (notice the barn and
silo outside the window) using it to run Radio Shack's exclusive
TRS-80 Videotex program.
Tandy Chairman, John Roach posing
with the Tandy 4000 Computer (1987)
Back in the early to mid 80s, you could sign-up to attend Radio
Shack TRS-80 Computer Camp. Geared towards kids 8 to 15,
the Radio Shack Computer Camps gave kids hands on experience
with the TRS-80 Color Computer learning BASIC computer
programming. These classes were offered at select Radio
Shack locations in the US and Canada. The 2 hr/day, 5-day
class was a bargain at $49.95 to $59.95 (depending on location).
See this and
other Radio Shack Computer Camp ads.
The Radio Shack TRS-80 Computer camp
advertisement in a 1984 Radio Shack sale flyer. Those who
completed computer camp received a free T-shirt and certificate
MISCELLANEOUS RADIO SHACK COMPUTER
For the best viewing
experience, this archive of RadioShack catalogs can be viewed
in three formats: LARGE or SMALL (in Adobe Flash), or HTML (non-Flash).