“Me & My TRS-80”: Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s

I don’t know about you, but nothing warms my heart more than the sight of a photograph of kid at a personal computer in the 1980s. A pleasant whiff of nostalgia mixed with interesting paleo-technology, makes for a great image. Let’s have a look at a handful of images of kids and families as history was being made: when computers first entered our schools and homes…

"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s

On the old Radio Shack display: “Marvin couldn’t understand Earth people very well. That’s why Marvin came to me. He knew that I was Computer Charlie. He knew that I was one of the biggest brains around.”

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From Kilobaud Microcomputing magazine, 1979.
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s

(L) From a 1981 Radio Shack catalog, (R) from a 1988 issue of Računari.
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s

From a 1988 Radio Shack catalog.
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s

1987 Teenagers who could really have used wireless keyboards.
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s

I can’t quite tell what this boy is doing on the computer – I just know he’s loving every minute of it.
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s

(L) From the cover of the Apple II reference manual, (R) This kid is “EXCITED!” by his school’s new TRS-80.
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s

From the 1983 book: How to Feel at Home with a Home Computer.
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s

From New York magazine, January 1984.
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s

Radio Shack 1981.
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s

Run magazine, March 1985.
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s

From Family Computing magazine, October 1983.
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s

From the cover of Kilobaud Microcomputing magazine, June 1980.
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s

From the cover of The Home Computer Course 5: Mastering Your Home Computer in 24 Weeks.
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s

From the book, Living with Computers by Patrick G. Mckeown.
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s

From the cover of Creative Computing magazine, March 1980.
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s

TRS-80 Microcomputer News, July 1983.
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s

Detail from a 1985 Datasouth advertisement.
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s

From Family Computing magazine, September 1983.
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s

Detail from a 1985 Tandy 1000 advertisement.
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s

Ad from Family Computing magazine, September 1983.
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s
"Me & My TRS-80": Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s

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