What was your first computer?

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    Jul 07, 2012 1:15 PM GMT
    My dad bought a Sinclair something. It might have been this one. I was too little to play with it.

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    Then, a Commodore 128:

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    I used that one a lot. Mostly for playing.

    I learnt to programm in LOGO and Basic in school... hehe
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    Jul 07, 2012 11:47 PM GMT
    Apple 2e
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    Unless Speak & Math (Speak & Spell's cousin) counts. I had that too.
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    Jul 07, 2012 11:55 PM GMT
    Apple IIgs. Their final product from the Apple II family. Mine was a "Limited Edition" signed by Steve Wozniak on the front.

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    Jul 08, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
    My first personal computer was a 486 when I was about 5-6 years old
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    Jul 08, 2012 1:14 AM GMT
    TAL-KING COM-PU-TRON!
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    It was a kid's learning computer/thing. I loved it.

    Then this piece of shit: Amiga 500
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    It could save a maximum of 2 text documents. So like 4KB of hard drive space I guess. Omg all of the "please insert disk 1... now please insert disk 2... now disk 1 again". But Carmen Sandiego was awesome on it.

    Then 486 66mhz processor, that's when the fun began.
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    Jul 08, 2012 1:21 AM GMT
    'fat mac'

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    Jul 08, 2012 9:33 AM GMT
    Mine was a Commodore 64 too.
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    Jul 08, 2012 10:06 AM GMT
    Think on. Some of these will be on the Antiques Roadshow in 30 years time.
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    Jul 08, 2012 10:47 AM GMT
    yep Commodore 64, then a Macintosh II (black and white screen), then came a bunch of 486's. Been a PC guy ever since but will probably buy a Mac again for my next computer.
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    Jul 08, 2012 11:18 AM GMT
    An Apple IIGS
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    Jul 08, 2012 11:36 AM GMT
    SkinnyBitch saidTAL-KING COM-PU-TRON!
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    It was a kid's learning computer/thing. I loved it.



    OMG - Me, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My parents couldn't afford to buy me a computer - which I wanted for Christmas, so they got me this instead. - It wasn't the same, but it was actually quite fun.


    BTW - in 2011 - they tried to do a nostalgic resale of Commodore 64, but I think it was so expensive it didn't take off. - I would love to have something like that to play around with - because I used to like to write programs in BASIC.

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    Jul 12, 2012 4:41 AM GMT
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    Then I got myself an Apple //e.

    And then, True Love:

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    An AT&T 3B2/300
    Running Unix Sys V

    (On a 7.2 MHz WE 32000 chip, with a max of 4 MB RAM and 30-100 MB HD.)
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    Jul 12, 2012 5:12 AM GMT
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    Then I got myself an Apple //e.

    And then, True Love:

    AT&T_3B2_machine.gif
    An AT&T 3B2/300
    Running Unix Sys V

    (On a 7.2 MHz WE 32000 chip, with a max of 4 MB RAM and 30-100 MB HD.)
    My best friend used to own a Radio Shack store when I was in high school (and subsequently taught me how to program in DOS). I still talk to him daily on the phone. In fact, he even wrote the PHP code than ran my porn/paysite when I had it. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 12, 2012 5:33 AM GMT
    I'm jealous of all you guys with a Commodore 64! I used a Commodore Pet. It had 8K of memory and a cassette drive. The fancy ones had a green screen instead of black and white. The display was 40 characters across and 25 lines tall. Yep, you could look at 1,000 characters at once! The keyboard was so small, it was easier to type with two fingers.

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    Jul 12, 2012 6:06 AM GMT
    I own an interesting selection of Sun Sparcstation boxes...the SparcStation II (1990), and IPX(1995?), and a Blade 1000(199icon_cool.gif. But, all my cad software now runs on WinXP now. So, the 1600watt power consumption of the Blade1000 seems a bit excessive. B-)

    The original McIntosh computer took up more desk space than these guys. The Sony 20" color CRT display base was oddly larger. Brilliant design.

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    Yes, the PCB designers had free time to draw pictures on the circuit board.
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    I think I'm going to save my dinosaur dollars for a Steve Job's Next box. Never laid hands on one in person but it has to be awesome.
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    Jul 12, 2012 6:18 AM GMT
    Intel 80 286. Looking back its pretty fucked up how much we've advanced techbiologically since.
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    Jul 12, 2012 6:32 AM GMT
    LifeGoesOn saidIntel Pentium III, Windows 98. Used to play Midtown Madness on it... aw memories...


    fuck yes Midtown Madness.