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MichTron Corp.

Overview

Computer Shack (which later was renamed to Michtron), originally sold software for the TRS-80 Model I and Model III, both their own titles and from other software companies. They started in this market around 1980, and added the TRS-80 Color Computer in late 1982. They became quite popular due to their "Top 10" game lists (for both sets of platforms, starting in 1981 for the Model I and III, 1982 for the Color Computer), although there was some bias to their own in-house software.

As they grew in popularity, there was some legal pressure from Radio Shack to change the name, and this, coupled with their expansion into making software for other computer platforms (Atari ST, Amiga, etc.) caused them to legally change their name to Michtron on February 6, 1984.

Overview

Michtron is the name that Computer Shack changed to on February 6, 1984, as a result of both legal pressure from Radio Shack, and due to the fact that they were expanding beyond just Radio Shack/Tandy computers into other markets (including the Atari ST and Commodore Amiga).

Michtron still sold software for at least the TRS-80 Color Computer for several years after their name change, as well as for their new markets.

A more detailed history of the early days of Computer Shack/Michtron can be found here.

All Overviews

Computer Shack (which later was renamed to Michtron), originally sold software for the TRS-80 Model I and Model III, both their own titles and from other software companies. They started in this market around 1980, and added the TRS-80 Color Computer in late 1982. They became quite popular due to their "Top 10" game lists (for both sets of platforms, starting in 1981 for the Model I and III, 1982 for the Color Computer), although there was some bias to their own in-house software.

As they grew in popularity, there was some legal pressure from Radio Shack to change the name, and this, coupled with their expansion into making software for other computer platforms (Atari ST, Amiga, etc.) caused them to legally change their name to Michtron on February 6, 1984.

Contributed by L. Curtis Boyle (750) on Apr 24, 2007. [revised by : Игги Друге (46414)].



Michtron is the name that Computer Shack changed to on February 6, 1984, as a result of both legal pressure from Radio Shack, and due to the fact that they were expanding beyond just Radio Shack/Tandy computers into other markets (including the Atari ST and Commodore Amiga).

Michtron still sold software for at least the TRS-80 Color Computer for several years after their name change, as well as for their new markets.

A more detailed history of the early days of Computer Shack/Michtron can be found here.

Contributed by L. Curtis Boyle (750) on Apr 24, 2007.