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The Computer Wars Part 3

November 15, 2022

TCW Podcast Episode 174 - The Computer Wars Part 3


In our conclusion of the live stream, and our look at the computer price wars we see the implosion of the home computer market in the 1980s. The main players were trapped in a race to the bottom. Eventually, Commodore was able to beat out Texas Instruments. This also took out the smaller players like Coleco and Mattel. In the end Commodore was able to dominate the market for a few years. Eventually, they were overcome by the PC clones. But that is another story.


Commodore 64:

TCW 124 - The Visions of Coleco Part 1:

TCW 125 - The Visions of Coleco Part 2:

TCW 016 Early Computer Game Platforms: The Trinity, and the Disciples:


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