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Re: My first computer was...

by castaway (Parson)
on Jul 07, 2003 at 10:19 UTC ( #271912=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to My first computer was...

Hmm, doesnt say 'first owned' .. first used would have to be the Acorn Electron (BBC Micro-alike, why isnt that on the list?), that dad bought for the family in 1983. Tape drive, and BASIC, of course. Recently I picked it up from home, bought a new power-box, and can now use it by attaching it to my TV-card.. (Acorn Electron games in a TV-window on Linux :)

.oO( And I wish I knew where the Elite tape got to, *sigh* lots of other games, but not that.. Anyone have one by any chance? Yup, lots online as ROMs, but I need a tape :)

First owned was a P1-133, most of which is still doing service in various computers. I have a Commodore PET lying around at my parents too (bought for a fiver..)


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Re: Re: My first computer was...
by vek (Prior) on Jul 07, 2003 at 14:31 UTC

    I remember playing Elite on a friend's BBC. Classic game. Probably the best thing about the BBC as I recall :-)

    -- vek --

      Damn, that game was good.

      I can still remember the warm fuzzies from my first "Right on Commander!"

        I liked my Atari 400, but I was **so** jealous of BBC owners with Elite...
Re^2: My first computer was...
by PhilHibbs (Hermit) on Aug 05, 2003 at 19:34 UTC
    Try out Elite: The New Kind. Let me know if you can't find it (hint: search for, I have it at home.
      Thanks for the tip.. But, BTDT, bought the T-shirt.. It won't run on my Acorn Electron though ,)


        You write on Perl Monks with an Acorn Electron? I'm impressed!

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