While the June 1 article “Computing history” at least mentioned Fort Worth’s Tandy Corp., to infer that the revolution in personal computers did not begin until 1982 is to miss the important and pioneering role that this Fort Worth company played in the personal computing history beginning in 1975-76.
As one who joined the Tandy R&D design team in 1979, I witnessed first-hand the ground-breaking work these engineers were accomplishing. Their story — an interesting and important part of this history — also matters.
To clarify the record, Tandy introduced the first mass-market personal computer in August 1977 and continued to be a strong presence in personal computing throughout the 1980s.
— Stephen Mosher, Fort Worth