in reply to My first computer was...
I chose Apple ][.*, but that's not technically correct -- those who remember those times might recall a Laser 128, the very Pinto of cloned computer systems. My first computer was this devil of a system, the clone of one of the Apple series.
Sadly, I think back fondly to it now. I wrote piles of journal entries, aborted half-stories, and even a desperate attempt at a detective novel on that thing, filling up at least five or six 5 1/4 floppy disks. Not to mention that I attempted to teach myself the BASIC variant on the machine.
Good times. :\
You are what you think.