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cjbriare



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:35 pm    Post subject: First Computer? Reply with quote

Hello Everybody. Just a quick question for all of you.

What was the first computer you ever used?

Don't just say: Mac.

Be specific! Say it like this: PowerMac 7200, back in 1998!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just for the record..

The first machine i used was a PowerMac 7200. Ahhh... those days playing brickles. My dad gave it away due to hard drive issues.



^^^ I lied. It was a 7100.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some XT clone my dad had.
I don't remember the specs but it had a hard drive at least.
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Location: Indiana

PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was either a Timex Sinclair 1000, or TRS-80 MC10. I was too young to remember for sure, but probably the TS1000...
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cjbriare



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of TRS-80, my cousin had one when she was little, and my grandma saved it for my sister when she got to be 10 or so, but she is 19 now, and my grandma gave it to me!

It's a TRS-80 CoCo 2. The cassette player doesn't work though.
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niteshooter



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first computer I used was the North York board of Educations mainframe back in 73 and then the mainframe at U of T a year or two later. No idea what the model numbers were but these were the fellows that had their own rooms. Back then you programmed on punch cards....... it took a box of cards plus batch header to run 1 program.

The first 'computer' I owned was the Colecovision Adam in 1984. I still have it along with the Mattel Intelevision computer that I bought at Big Lots in Florida back then as well.

At work in 1989 I started to use Macs starting with the IIfx.

Recently I picked up an Amstrad PPC640 with dual floppies and an Epson HX-20 plus some spare parts for the collection.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm trying to remember. I think it was an IBM XT my dad bought used. My dad is a bit of a tech nut and was always bringing home computers, so its kinda hazy.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is my timeline Smile

First computer (in the early '90): Olivetti PCS 286,
awful, gotten this instead of the first assembled 386s that were much better.

First Macintosh (at university '97): Powermac 6100
(I've done on it my thesis with Mathematica and LaTeX)

later only Macintosh and NEXT.

First Macintosh at home ('99): imac G3 266Mhz
First notebook (2001): A Powerbook G3 Pismo
First NEXT: some years ago, a NEXTstation Color inside a NEXTstation mono case.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first computer I use is The Commodore PET 2001 (in 1978) !


http://www.old-computers.com/MUSEUM/computer.asp?st=1&c=191

After I use : Tandy TRS80, Apple II...

And my first own (at this time "1980" I have 12 year old) computer is a ZX80 in kit (because no money) !



Later I use and have :

Acorn, Dai, Oric, Synclair, Amstrad, Commodore, Amiga, IBM, Apple, Sun, Dec, NeXT, Sgi, and many other...
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slomacuser



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

first computer I played with was Atari 520 ST in late 80'

first computer I got was MicroBee in '93 and next year the first Macintosh came, it was LC 4/40 and first computer that I bought was Performa 5200 in '97 ...
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mgtremaine



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First computer I ever used was DECwriter [terminal] into main frame of San Diego City School District 1979-80.

They look like this... yeah Paper!

http://www.columbia.edu/acis/history/la36.html

Then in the sumer of 1980 I got to borrow a Commadore PET 2001 [with out the tape drive built in] and finally I bought [or paid for half] an Apple II+ 1981...

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first computer I used was my Commodore Vic-20. I think I still have it somewhere in the basement. I also had the Commodore Datasette, which allowed data storage on audio cassette tapes. I donít remember the year, early 1980ís I think. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:24 pm    Post subject: All four sides... Reply with quote

mgtremaine wrote:

They look like this... yeah Paper!

Yep, save money by printing on all four sides of the paper...
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un



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First computer I ever used was a Sinclair ZX81 my dad built from the kit. I typed in programs on too, can't say I programmed it as I never really learned Sinclair BASIC (good thing too, it was brain-dead compared to BBC BASIC).

First computer I bought *for myself* was an Acorn A3000 (in 1989). You got a (co-operative) multi-tasking desktop environment in 256 colours with an outline font manager out of 1Mb RAM and an 8mhz ARM 2. Had to clean narrow boats and deliver papers for a year to pay for it.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It got me thinking. The Commodore PET looked like a computer from the future. That triangular monitor. Very modern.
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