CoCo: The Colorful History of Tandy’s Underdog Computer

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CoCo: The Colorful History of Tandy's Underdog Computer is the first book to document the complete history of the Tandy Color Computer (CoCo), a popular 8-bit PC series from the 1980s that competed against the era's biggest names, including the Apple II, IBM PC, and Commodore 64. The book takes you inside the interesting stories and people behind this unique, underdog computer.
Both noted computer science and technology advocates, authors Pitre and Loguidice reveal the story of a pivotal period in the home computing revolution from the perspective of Tandy's CoCo. As these computers were sold in Radio Shack stores throughout the United States and other countries, they provide a critical point of reference for key events in the unprecedented evolutionary period for the PC industry in the 1980s. The book also features first-hand accounts from the people who created and promoted the CoCo, from the original Tandy executives and engineers to today's active product creators and information keepers.
The CoCo impacted many lives, and this book leaves no stone unturned in recounting this fascinating slice of the PC revolution that is still in play today. From early telecommunications experiments to engineering and budgetary challenges, it covers all the aspects that made the CoCo a truly personal, useful computing experience in as small and inexpensive a package as possible.

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Boisy G. Pitre
Boisy Pitre has been an avid and passionate advocate for the Color Computer for nearly 30 years. In 1992, he joined Microware Systems Corporation, the makers of OS-9, as a software engineer, and has worked in the industry ever since. Today, he remains a part of the CoCo community, leading various open source initiatives and working with his partner Mark Marlette at Cloud-9 to provide hardware and software for the Color Computer hobbyist.

Boisy is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he obtained his Master and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. Boisy and his wife, Toni, reside in the quiet countryside of Prairie Ronde, Louisiana.

Bill Loguidice
Bill Loguidice is a critically acclaimed technology author and documentary producer, as well as co-founder and Managing Director for the online publication, Armchair Arcade. A noted videogame and computer historian and subject matter expert, Bill personally owns and maintains well over 500 different systems from the 1970s to the present day, including a large volume of associated materials.

Bill resides in Burlington, New Jersey, with his wife and regular co-author, Christina, and his three daughters, Amelie, Olivia, and Evangeline.

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