The 80’s were weird, two of the most popular home computers were made by leather companies

@RobinHood I think I was born the day Colecovision came out

@InternetEh Coleco stands for Connecticut Leather Company. When I first learned this, I think I blacked out for like 10 mins

@RobinHood yeah I know. And wasn't Nintendo like a playing card company?

@InternetEh I think so! But like, at least that’s somewhere near the same genre? I really don’t understand the leather thing

@RobinHood they invented the leather laptop bag first and needed to invent the computer to go in it


@RobinHood apparently in Tandy's case, they got into selling ham radios by mail in kits, which is how some of the early personal computers were sold. Then they sold whole, prefab computers.

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@RobinHood it seems like the answer is leather arts and crafts was a DIY business, and the early computer industry was highly DIY. Which is weird to think about

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