Microcomputers in church

How the TRS-80 has proven useful

Dr. Edward Simpson, Columbia, MD

A free computer? Most folks would jump at the chance to have free use of a microcomputer, but when one of my church members needed a place to set up his TRS-80 Model I, Level II complete with printer and two drives — I wasn't so sure. More than one business has drowned in a sea of gadgets, and churches are not immune to such asphyxiation. Computers were fine for big churches but small churches (i.e., 150 members) like ours would waste more time with the machine than it would save. A year and six boxes of minidisks later I wonder how I ever managed to get along without it.

Initially we began converting our stencil mailing system to the TRS-80. Updates with the old system required at least five minutes for a secretary to find the old stencil plate, type a corrected stencil, ink the new

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