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    How many different titles of monthly published magazines did Tandy Radio Shack computers have devoted to them back in the day and what years did they run? Also, are they still worth seeking out today for 'retro computing' purposes? Which one's were the best?
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    Quote Originally Posted by punchy71 View Post
    How many different titles of monthly published magazines did Tandy Radio Shack computers have devoted to them back in the day and what years did they run? Also, are they still worth seeking out today for 'retro computing' purposes? Which one's were the best?
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    80 Micro was the one I subscribed to. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80_Micro
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    While 80_Micro was probably the most published, I liked, TAS (The Alternate Source). There was a wealth of information in
    each issue, and it all applied to the TRS-80's. There are some issues on the Internet, but not all TAS issues are available.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Al...er%27s_Journal

    If anyone has the missing issues, please get them scanned and create PDF's before they are lost forever.

    Thanks.

    Larry

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    Don't forget 80 US Journal, which became Basic Computing in 1983. Then there was SoftSide, which published program listings for the masochists to type in. Northern Bytes was a newsletter that Jack Decker published after TAS stopped.

    There were magazines, like Portable 100 for the Tandy 100 and 102, or other niche magazines for the color computer.

    I echo @ldkraemer in wishing that the TAS journals could be found and scanned. I did track down Charlie Butler's son some years ago. He wanted to help, but he only had one print set to remember his father.

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    Really hard to scan hard spin publications (TAS) without destroying them.

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    One that I used to like was called H&E Computronics. I even published an article in one of the issues (a program to use with NewDOS 80). It didn't last long but the ones they published were full of useful information

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    two/sixteen magazine was the only one completely dedicated to the Model II/16 line of TRS-80s.

    https://github.com/pski/model2archiv...een%20magazine

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    Quote Originally Posted by pski View Post
    two/sixteen magazine was the only one completely dedicated to the Model II/16 line of TRS-80s.
    Aren't you forgetting H&E Computronics Model II/12/16?

    H&E Computronics Mod-II-12-16 i11 (1983)_Page_01.jpg

    Don't you listen to the Trash Talk podcast? (I know I forgot the Computronics part when mentioning the 'H&E' magazine)

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    At the same time as I read 80-Micro, I also read PCM . This was thru the 80's and PCM was a great source of Tandy/TRS-80 computer info and dedicated to them. It covered more for the 1000 series than 80-Micro did I believe.
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