December 11th, 2012 by Benj Edwards
Tags: Christmas, Retro Scan, freelance work, Apple, Nintendo, Zelda, Coco, PC World, PCMag, NES, art, 2012
It's that time of year again: the Yuletide. In celebration, I thought I'd dredge through the VC&G archives for Christmas material and collect it all in one place. (I also did this last year, but I have updated the list of links with new material for 2012.)
Below you will find a list of everything Yule-flavored from this site and my offsite freelance work. There are a couple slideshow gems in there that you don't want to miss, so check those out if you haven't already.
I have a soft spot for Christmas, having been raised with the tradition, so this list is for me as much as it is for everyone else. After going through these things again, it's amazing to see how much Christmas stuff I've posted over the years. I hope you enjoy it.
[ Continue reading The VC&G Christmas Collection (2012 Edition) » ]
October 1st, 2012 by Benj Edwards
Tags: Retro Scan, TRS-80, Radio Shack, Tandy, Coco, instruction manual, Dino Wars, dinosaurs, 1980
Dino Wars cast a long shadow in the world of manual covers.
[ From Dinowars manual Cat. No. 26-3057, September 1980, cover ]
Discussion Topic of the Week: Off the top of your head, name the first video game you can think of that involves dinosaurs.
August 27th, 2012 by Benj Edwards
Tags: Retro Scan, TRS-80, CoCo, Color Computer 2, Tandy, Radio Shack, instruction manual, 1983
Every instance of those 16 TRS-80 logos is trademarked, so hands off!
See also: Hot CoCo (2) for Christmas (2007)
[ From TRS-80 Color Computer 2 Operation Manual, 1983, cover]
Discussion Topic of the Week: Have you owned a TRS-80 Color Computer (any model)? Tell us about it.
December 17th, 2007 by Benj Edwards
Tags: Retro Scan, TRS-80, Tandy, Radio Shack, CoCo, Color Computer 2, Christmas, Computers and Electronics, 1983
As a sequel to last year's "Very TRS-80 Christmas," we have this ad for the TRS-80 Color Computer 2. I'm not sure what makes this model "better" than the first Color Computer (CoCo), aside from obvious: different keyboard, ugly case-retooling, and perhaps more RAM.
Unfortunately, this unit ages to a nasty brown and its rubber-dome keyboard isn't much of an improvement (I still like the CoCo 1′s keyboard better). But at least Tandy saw it fit to advertise the unit with a Christmas theme, which is quite relevant to the season at hand.
[ From Computers and Electronics, December 1983 ]
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