Originally Posted by ratboycom
Lets see, I was raised on a Atari 800 for our serious computer.
Yup, that was mine as well. Had any number of external floppy drives, none of which were reliable. Computer probably had a bad parallel port, though at that time I doubt it was easily serviceable. My, how things have changed.
But my own first computer was a re-furb custom job from work. Well, I had company-issued desktops and laptops, but did not want a computer at home. I finally relented and took an old box from work, upgraded the innards, and called it mine. Done that a few times now.