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Re: My first computer was...

by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor)
on Jul 08, 2003 at 19:31 UTC ( #272414=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to My first computer was...

I didn't see scratchbuilt as a choice on that poll.

My first machine was built up from an 8085 chip and its friends on a perf board and wire wrapped. It wasn't even an S100 bus machine.

Later on I inherited an Altair that someone had given up on assembling. After many hours of troubleshooting and eliminating his cold solder joints I had a working machine.

Next on the parade of machines that trapsed through my house was a VIC-20 that I interfaced to an ASR-33 teletype so that I would have a printer to use.

Next came not one but two C-64s that had short lives.

After that I bought my first AT clone and had a ball messing with it until I finally bought a 386/33 machine that had me thinking "this is it, things will never get better than this!"

Nowadays I have a 2.2Ghz ASUS based system that I built up from parts, a SS-20, and a myriad of refugees from junk shops at home.

I haven't changed a bit. I'm still hacking at the hardware.

Peter L. BergholdBrewer of Belgian Ales
Unix Professional

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