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Re: My first computer was...

by arturo (Vicar)
on Jul 05, 2003 at 04:09 UTC ( #271580=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to My first computer was...

Zounds, I say. I recall that Vic-20. Lobbied long and hard for it. It had a whopping 5k (effectively 3.5), and I remember boosting it to 8k. Whoopee! I'm a little bit surprised to see it on the list at all, but given that it's on, my surprise shifts to seeing that not so many folk had it as their first.

AAMOF, I just picked up a wad o' pictures mi madre sent me not so long ago, and there I was, futzing away time. I think I wrote a program to translate from ASCII text to machine code. Yes, I proudly hacked 6502 assembly!

If not P, what? Q maybe?
"Sidney Morgenbesser"


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Re: Re: My first computer was...
by vek (Prior) on Jul 05, 2003 at 13:42 UTC

    A friend of mine started out with a Vic-20. We thought it was so cool when he got a 16k switchable RAM pack. We both got C64's soon after and the Vic-20 was soon forgotten :-)

    -- vek --

      Since I got my Vic-20 long after its introduction, I also had a bad case of C64 envy ... I mean, 64K, sprites, and even better polyphonic sound! I can only imagine if back then that we paid attention to MHz ...

      Today, of course, I curse my only slightly flaky SB Live! card and have 5 speakers.

      If not P, what? Q maybe?
      "Sidney Morgenbesser"

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