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Re: My first computer was...

by talexb (Canon)
on Jul 06, 2003 at 21:11 UTC ( #271820=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to My first computer was...

It was not a 'Generic 186/286', it was actually a fully loaded IBM PC AT (yes, that stood for Advanced Technology in September 1985). My employer bought it for me, complete with a huge 40M drive and DOS 3.1 for about $3-4,000 Canadian. It had 640K RAM and a colour screen (la dee dah) and I eventually got a 1200 baud modem that I used to dial into The Well.

The first computer I ever used was probably an HP mainframe running BASIC -- I accessed it through a Teletype filled with a reel of newsprint and a paper tape reader. The modem ran at 110 baud, and it was really noisy.

--t. alex
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Comment on Re: My first computer was...
Re: Re: My first computer was...
by Taulmarill (Deacon) on Jul 10, 2003 at 14:34 UTC
    ahhh, similar to my first one, but my one had only 20 MB HD. Too sad i trashed it. But i stil have the ugly smal 14" Monitor.

    Brings back Memory of Hacking Borland Turbo Pascal.....

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