Not to harsh your mellow but the E stood for External, as in clock. The MC6809E used an external clock crystal for timing.
You wanna talk Color Computers? I had one of the TDP's - Tandy Data Products - that I bought from (of all places) a video store! That was way back in '82 or '83. I then formed a Color Computer club whose membership reached over 100 at its peak. I upgraded my TDP-100 to a whopping 64k RAM, the cool keyboard, even installed a monitor driver board. Had a pair of slim drives in a single housing, had an x-pad... Ahhh... the 80's...
Also missing from this list is the venerable Tandy 1000 series of 'PC-compatible' computers. I had a 1000-TX with 640k RAM and a 10-meg HD and 640x480 resolution! And how about the other Tandy PC's: the 1200 - a near-perfect IBM PC clone; the 2000 with some stunning (for the day) graphics; the 3000's and ultimately the 4000's. And let's not forget the TRS-100 & 200, notebook computer. Just the thing for the reporter on-the-go! And then there was that model 600 disaster... Did I mention I worked at the Shack throughtout the 80's? I did time at both retail locations and at the infamous Computer Centers. If anyone sees Darryl Smith, tell him his brother Dave said Hi!
Yes, I am truely a Professional Computer Geek
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