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Bob Rosen

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Bob Rosen was the owner of Spectrum Projects, a company based in Woodhaven, New York which sold many products for the Color Computer. Bob was formerly a salesman and store manager for Radio Shack. Spectrum Projects ran ads in all the major CoCo magazines until February 1988. In May of 1984, Spectrum Projects and Bob Rosen moved to San Jose, California until April of 1985 when he returned to New York.

Spectrum Projects started life as CONNECTION-80 in 1982, selling the popular Colorcom/E telecommunications software. Original products included a Light Pen, the Spectrum Remote Reset, Spectrum DOS, the Spectrum Voice Pak, and more...

He was Sysop of the CONNECTION-80 BBS OF Woodhaven, New York which later became the four-line Rainbow BBS systems which ran on TRS-80 Model III computers using TBBS software. BBS #5 went on-line in San Jose, CA in August 1984. The four lines in Woodhaven, NY stopped operation in March 1985.

Rosen and his CONNECTION-80 BBS were profiled in the June/July 1982 issue of 80 Micro: "Bob Rosen-A Colorful Success Story" by Kerry Leichtman, p. 174.

He wrote several columns for The Rainbow's "Hint" column. He also wrote articles for The Color Computer Magazine.

After folding Spectrum Projects in 1988, Rosen went on to run a sports card and memorabilia business called Spectrum Sports.

(Much of the information above is from the CoCo Chronicles)

Articles

Title Magazine Month Year Page
Hook Your CoCo Up to Your Home VCR The Rainbow October 1982 128
The New TDP-100: A Glimpse at CoCo's Future? The Rainbow February 1983 154
Hello World! The Color Computer Magazine March 1983 14
The TDP System 100 The Color Computer Magazine March 1983 62
This Will Program Your Keys on Professional Keyboard The Rainbow June 1983 80
The Dragon is Coming The Rainbow September 1983 113
Communicating with Your Color Computer The Rainbow November 1983 192
My CoCo Is Not IBM Compatible The Rainbow October 1984 238