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Re: Re: Re: My first computer was...

by erikharrison (Deacon)
on Jul 05, 2003 at 22:51 UTC ( #271686=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

64k? HA! Boy, my second computer was a ZX-81 with but a single measly Kilobyte of memory. I drooled over a the ZX-81 expansion pack for a full 16K.

Uphill! Bothways! Etc! In the days when computer were less cool than Ham Radio's, and assembly was a high level language! How soon we forget!

;-)

Cheers,
Erik

Light a man a fire, he's warm for a day. Catch a man on fire, and he's warm for the rest of his life. - Terry Pratchet

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Re: Re: Re: Re: My first computer was...
by barbie (Deacon) on Jul 09, 2003 at 12:46 UTC
    My first was a ZX-80, my second was a ZX-81 with 1K memory. My Dad (who worked for ICL at the time) came home one day with a 2K chip, suddenly my horizons were expanded 100%. A few weeks later over a weekend he built me a 16K RAM Pack, giving me 18K RAM ... the limits seemed endless.

    Peeking and Poking memory locations was the height of fashion back then :)

    --
    Barbie | Birmingham Perl Mongers | http://birmingham.pm.org/

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