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Re: Re: My first computer was...

by richardX (Pilgrim)
on Jul 10, 2003 at 20:26 UTC ( #273126=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: My first computer was...
in thread My first computer was...

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


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Re^3: My first computer was...
by wade (Pilgrim) on Jun 30, 2008 at 16:35 UTC

    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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