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Inside the pages of a 1981 Radio Shack catalog

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Once upon a time, Radio Shack was saved from bankruptcy — in the 1960s. The British Tandy corporation, at that time a leather goods retailer, bought the company in a resulting merger called Tandy Radio Shack & Leather. 

In 1977, Radio Shack’s 3,000 stores started selling the TRS-80 (Tandy/Radio Shack, Z-80 microprocessor). Largely forgotten by the general public, the TRS-80 was, with Apple and Commodore’s products, one of the pioneering personal computers of the late 1970s, and a key machine in the personal computer revolutionByte magazine described the “1977 Trinity” of computers: Apple, Commodore and Tandy. Read more…

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