the first computer i ever had access to. we got one when i was in the 5th grade.

color, graphics, sound, and cheaper than an XT or an Apple IIgs.

this used a cassette tape drive to store programs, and hence had BASIC extentions for MOTOR ON and MOTOR OFF, prompting me to write a program that printed the word RATT on the screen in different locations and turn the cassette player on at the same time, play the song Round and Round. by none other than RATT, the metal band

see also: TRS-80