What was your first computer?

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    Jul 06, 2012 11:20 AM GMT
    A 286 with dot matrix printer...in 10 feet of snow, up hill, both ways!
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    Jul 06, 2012 11:25 AM GMT
    My Apple IIe looked like this, with a Duo Disc Drive (5-1/4"). No hard drive, a floppy program disc went in one slot, your data disc in the other. Difference was I had an Apple color monitor, same size as this B&W but with a slightly different case style. I also had a separate numeric keypad accessory, and extra memory. Had one of the nicest keyboard feels of any computer I've used. Along with an Apple tractor-feed impact printer, the whole set-up cost me just under $3000. I feared I was getting out of touch by not having a home computer until 1983!

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    Jul 06, 2012 11:33 AM GMT
    "XT Clone" IBM I think.
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    Jul 06, 2012 11:37 AM GMT
    The first computer we had in our household was a Packard Bell with an Intel Pentium I 100 MHz processor running Windows 95. It had 16 mb of ram and a 1 gb harddrive. But that really was my older sister computer. My very first computer that I called my own was an eMachine 766id. It had an Intel Celeron Processor running at 766 MHz with 128 MB of RAM running Windows Millennium. It was top of the line during that period. It had a DVD player and we upgraded to add a CD burner. During that time, no one I knew had a CD burner.

    Its amazing to see how technology has advance today.128 MB of Ram was the higher-end of computers back then. Now we have single programs that could take up 128 MB RAM easily.
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    Jul 06, 2012 11:37 AM GMT
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    still have it
  • kew1

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    Jul 06, 2012 11:56 AM GMT
    Sulla said
    kew1 saidA self assembly kit that you had to program in hexadecimal ,late 1970s (it didn't work).



    A Heathkit computer kit????


    No, more like a Heath Robinson kit (you may have to google that) icon_smile.gif

    Dredging the depths of my memory brought this up
    http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/8095/Science-of-Cambridge-MK14/

    I probably damaged it when soldering bits on.
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    Jul 06, 2012 12:02 PM GMT
    I don't recall but I do remember having Lotus and playing Wheel of Fortune.

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    Jul 06, 2012 12:10 PM GMT
    Commodore 64. 1985.
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    Jul 06, 2012 12:14 PM GMT
    SWTPC 6800 kit in 1979
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    Jul 06, 2012 12:15 PM GMT
    Sold it for a Commodore PET
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    Jul 06, 2012 12:21 PM GMT
    MadExistence saidI don't recall but I do remember having Lotus and playing Wheel of Fortune.

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    I'd like to solve the puzzle: WHERE EAGLES DARE
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    Jul 06, 2012 12:40 PM GMT
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    MadExistence saidI don't recall but I do remember having Lotus and playing Wheel of Fortune.

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    I'd like to solve the puzzle: WHERE EAGLES DARE


    Haha, you win! What do you win? Umm, heres a a piece of string and this plastic spoon. Huzzah!
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    Jul 06, 2012 12:42 PM GMT
    My first computer was a Powerbook Japanese version bought back when computer hardware and software was exclusive to one language.

    I was working in Miyagi prefecture at the time and bought the Powerbook in Sendai in 1994.

    The Powerbook OS, keyboard and software were all in Japanese. This helped me at work, but impractical back in the US. The screen was black and white. I still have it. Boots up like a champ.

    It looks like this but the keyboard is Japanese:

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    Jul 06, 2012 1:09 PM GMT
    Ha. I had an off brand "scientific calculator" in high school.

    I didn't get a home computer until the early 90s. It was a piece of crap mail order thing from Zeos, which at the time was a Dell/Gateway competitor.

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    Jul 06, 2012 1:16 PM GMT


    Gosh it was such a long time ago...

    ...now I remember.

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    By the time my little sister came about, civilization had progressed considerably and she had one of these:

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    -Doug



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    Jul 06, 2012 1:42 PM GMT
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    Jul 06, 2012 3:06 PM GMT
    meninlove said

    Gosh it was such a long time ago...

    ...now I remember.

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    By the time my little sister came about, civilization had progressed considerably and she had one of these:

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    -Doug



    Well if you wanna get that technical about it, I had both of those "computers" too. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 06, 2012 3:11 PM GMT
    Artec Dual Display.... circa 1977 or maybe 78. Basically a word processor. Dictaphone bought the company and then Pitney Bowes bought Dictaphone. I think these were in the range of $13,000. First laptop was a Grid 286.
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    Jul 06, 2012 3:14 PM GMT


    As for pc, I had an IBM Clone that I built with my cousin in the late 90's. I am more of a console/handheld person.
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    Jul 06, 2012 3:26 PM GMT
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    Jul 06, 2012 3:28 PM GMT
    apple iic

    What a piece of crap.

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    Jul 06, 2012 3:31 PM GMT
    My first electrified computing dee-vice was this here doozy in 1984:

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    Atari 800

    My folks were too cheap to plunk down the $200-ish for the floppy drive so I had to make do with a data cassette and a crappy tape deck for my massive data storage requirements of the time. icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 06, 2012 3:36 PM GMT
    My first computer was nothing but a word processor...

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    240k floppy disk drive for unlimited memory lolololol. My thread posts take more memory than that.

    edit: looking over thread posts here, i forgot about the handhelds. In college we had to have a calculator for either physics or calculus. It was my first time in school where a calculator was not just allowed, but also required by the teacher.

    I think I had this one...

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    edit again: my very first computer actually was completely plastic. it was a toy my father got me that I had to assemble and then basically all it did was generate 0s & 1s. Can't seem to find a pic of it on the web, sadly.
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    Jul 06, 2012 3:56 PM GMT
    all I know it was a Cyrix processor, with Windows 89...with its green desktop screen and Diablo 1 was the game that time! and Need for Speed 2, probably also as I explored found and watch my first porn i've ever with my sister, which was a Lesbo scene, which at the start I even thought It was a Mariah Carey music video..hahaha my my those were the days!


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    and hell i luv this track!! and only with Mclaren
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    Jul 06, 2012 4:02 PM GMT
    Early '80s Apple - Lisa - - - just like this one.
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