Vintage home automation people

i'm into home automation, but I also collect vintage computers.

I have aquired x10 software and interface for my 1981 radioshack trs-80 color computer.

did anyone use that back then? just curious about the history....

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Anthony R. Gold

Yes, but the clock was a free running oscillator that didn't keep good time better than a few minutes per day. It was almost useless for automatic timers.

I never saw any software that would run under OS-9, just the cartridge unit and I believe it used the bit-banger serial port.

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