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My first computer (in the sense of "the first owned by me") is
a Power Macintosh G3 (beige). Last year it got the company of
a dual processor G4 1GHz (the loud one, but now quieter after
I installed this exchange kit by Apple).
The first computer I used was an Atari ST 1040. My father
bought it in 1986(?). But my sister and I were only allowed to
play with it, if we also learned programming. That was then
Atari Basic, DR Logo, later on we got also Pascal (in the variants
of ST Pascal Plus and Pure Pascal). It is still working, but
needs a really long startup-time due to the long memory-test-time,
it was expanded several times.
I had also contact with a few C-128 at a computer course
for kids at our bank, also at school (around 1988: Commodore (?))
and later the EUMEL-System, where we programmed in ELAN.
Funniest "porting project": I had a game called "Avalun", where
you had to reign a kingdom. We printed the BASIC sourcecode
and two friends of mine typed it for their computers. A AT (or XT,
I cannot remember, one was the fast one, but we used the slow one)
and for a Schneider PC.