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Radio Shack Personal Computer, Model TRS-80 II, 1979-1980

Radio Shack and Tandy Corporation1979/1980

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Introduced in 1979 by popular electronics company Tandy RadioShack, this microcomputer was marketed as a powerful, multitasking business machine. Big and small businesses alike established a culture of personal computers in the workplace. In opposition to previous generations who built and programmed their own machines, TRS users were discouraged by the company to tamper with its proprietary hardware and software.

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  • Title: Radio Shack Personal Computer, Model TRS-80 II, 1979-1980
  • Creator: Radio Shack, Tandy Corporation
  • Date Created: 1979/1980
  • Location: United States, Texas, Fort Worth
  • Subject Keywords: Accounting, Businesses (Business enterprises), Finance, Microcomputers, Computers
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Microcomputer
  • Object ID: 95.113.1
  • Manufacturer: Radio Shack
  • Image ID: THF155960
  • Field: Computing
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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