Welcome to The TRS-80 Epoch.
This has been a long-time project of mine.
I am a classic computer collector and my actual collection is quite eclectic. But my main passion is the TRS-80.
While there are many great collectors of TRS-80 machines, software, peripherals and documentation out there it seemed to me that no-one had formally catalogued all the TRS-80 documentation.
With quite a number of constraints on shared web hosting it was difficult to find a solution. The cost of buying dedicated "grunt" was even more fore-boding. But over time things changed. The capability and cost of public facing shared web services grew in capacity and came down in price.
The next challenge was having a suitable system to run this. I'm expecting in excess of 3,000 documents, some running over 500 pages each. With the availability of web facing SharePoint the solution was a no-brainer - it was an out-of-the-box solution. But then MicroSoft changed their position on SharePoint. What a shame - with Content Types and in-built search it would have been awesome. I quite like SharePoint as a solution for this but its now not possible without huge investment.
The challenge then was to find something else that was like SharePoint. I tried all varieties of knowledge base systems, document management systems, content management systems etc. I even started having a crack at writing my own system but that was to be a huge job and I wasn't well resourced to do that.
But a solution finally came along that is feature rich and is particularly strong in the METADATA space. I was fortunate enough to acquire the most perfect domain name for this, trs-80.computer so The TRS-80 Epoch now had a chance at life.
I'll be adding content and features for quite some time so please check back every now and then to see what's happening here. Thank you!
The TRS-80 Epoch