Tandy sold eight different models of Pocket Computers from 1980 to 1987. This included the PC-1 (1980), PC-2 (1982), PC-3 (1983), PC-4 (1983), PC-5 (1985), PC-6 (1986), PC-7 (1986) and PC-8 (1987). Despite being only the second model released, the PC-2 was by far the most powerful (and the largest) of the TRS-80 pocket computers. [...]
Computers and the way we use them has changed tremendously over the years. Our retro computing section revisits computers and computer related topics from the past.
Commodore’s Vic-20 was the first personal computer to sell one million units. It was officially launched in the middle of 1980 at $299. The price of a new Vic-20 would eventually drop to as little as $99. This was extraordinarily inexpensive for a color computer at that time. During it’s production life (of approximately 4 years) the Vic-20 would go on to sell more than 2.5 million units in total. At one point they were being produced at a rate of more than 9,000 computers per day.
Today we have the luxury of beautifully anti-aliased fonts on high resolution displays. Several years ago computers had blocky fonts whose characters were defined by a handful of bytes. It was often easier to build these characters using an editor like this one than the alternative approach : graph paper.