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Re: My first computer was...

by kudra (Vicar)
on Jul 03, 2003 at 19:48 UTC ( #271271=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to My first computer was...

Mine was an Apple][+, circa 1985. I can remember programming Basic on that thing, which had an all-caps keyboard. My mother still has one of the games I wrote, although I don't have a computer that could use the disk. Most people I know around my age started with the C64.

I find it interesting how many programmers are now returning to macs. I wonder if it's as much fun as it used to be... I do know none of the current games compares to playing frogger on that ][+.


Comment on Re: My first computer was...
was AppleSoft
by chanio (Priest) on Jul 04, 2003 at 03:16 UTC
    that was my first virus experience... (not created by me but its existence). An Apple floppy that when copied filled itself with strange characters up 2 the limit :) .
Re: Re: My first computer was...
by richardX (Pilgrim) on Jul 10, 2003 at 20:26 UTC
    My first PC was the Apple ][ but not the plus. 48K RAM, Tape recorder to load programs from cassette. Then I upgraded with the following items: 16k RAM card, dual 5 1/4 inch floppies that held 135K each, 80 column video card from Doublevision, 300 baud Hayes modem that looked like a large black cigarette box.

    When I really had the money I added the following: dual 8 inch Lobo floppy drives the size of a small tank :}, 14MB Gallium hard drive custom made for me (actually two 7MB drives), Z-80 CP/M card to run CP/M, Corvus hard drives, Nestar Network.

    I still have the orginal Visicalc program in it's brown vinyl binder.

    Richard

    There are three types of people in this world, those that can count and those that cannot. Anon

      Babbage difference engine -- hah! I'm older than all of you!

      Actually, the first machine I programmed was an IBM 370. I was taking a special math class in junior high school and they let us program the school district computer. Turn in your cards and get a printout back in about a week.

      The first computer I owned was an Apple ][, much like yours. 64K with the Pascal card, single floppy.

      --
      Wade

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