what was your first computer?

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  1. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    Computer? oh you mean a Difference Engine

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    ^^^ Holy orthopedic shoes Batman! Cool outfit otherwise.
     


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    I think I had an MS-DOS.

    I just gotta' say it now, I love your droll & dry sense of humour.

    An avatar of O'Toole so one can only hear his voice when I read your non-sequitur.

    Really enjoy it - rare to see such stuff unscripted these days.

    Cheers
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    I don't remember the brand, it was a pentium 2, 56mb RAM, 16Gb Hard drive...
     


  5. Dragon

    Dragon Senior member

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    I think mine was the Apple II. We had several computers lying around the house since I was kid, because my father was in the computer biz. I wish I would have done a lot more than just playing games on those early computers though!
     


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    I just gotta' say it now, I love your droll & dry sense of humour.

    An avatar of O'Toole so one can only hear his voice when I read your non-sequitur.

    Really enjoy it - rare to see such stuff unscripted these days.

    Cheers
    C3


    At first I thought you said Tallulah(Bankhead), which wouldn't necessarily be inappropriate.

    And a cheers to you too.
     


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    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    At first I thought you said Tallulah(Bankhead), which wouldn't necessarily be inappropriate.

    And a cheers to you too.

    When I saw you posted here, LK, I thought you'd be saying your first computer was something atavistically old like a gold abacus or ENIAC...
     


  9. Homme

    Homme Senior member

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    I had an Osbourne 286, 8 Mhz, 1 MB of RAM and a 20 MB hard disk. Started with dos 4.0, ended up with Dos 6.22. Played Prince of Persia, the commander keen series and a host of other games on it.
     


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    When I saw you posted here, LK, I thought you'd be saying your first computer was something atavistically old like a gold abacus or ENIAC...
    I prefer the Curta, which has an endearing mechanical decadence despite its Rolex-like price. [​IMG]
     


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    @Labelking

    Yeah right ! but was that YOURS ?


    my first one was a Sinclair ZX80 with an amazing amount of 1KB RAM !

    i had to buy the 16KB expansion to run my basic programs, and it was as expensive as the main unit [​IMG]
     


  12. johnapril

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    Ti-35
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    Thomas Senior member

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    Lets see, I was raised on a Atari 800 for our serious computer.

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    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.
     


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    The 64K Macintosh. Still have it, for nostalgia's sake.
     


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    ^^^ Holy orthopedic shoes Batman! Cool outfit otherwise.
    Those are authentic Earth Shoes. In 1975, I was awarded the prestigious Anne Kalso award, for selling the most pairs of Earth Shoes in all of North Dakota![​IMG]
     


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