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QotD: First Computer

Question: What was your first computer?

My Answer: An Apple ][e that my mom brought home from school. I was about, oh, two years old or so.

You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

13 Responses to "QotD: First Computer"

  1. Radio Shack Color Computer

    4k of RAM, no Program Paks, June of 1981. All I could do was type in the BASIC programs from the manual.

    That was a fun way to learn BASIC.

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  6. Commodore 64 on Christmas Day, 1981. It didn't have the 5 1/4" disk drive at the time, but it did come with a snappy little cassette deck that would load up 'Frogger' in only thirty minutes!

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  8. Apple II GS I was 5.

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  10. Radio shack TRS-80, monochromatic screen, ran basic, even had an extra 4k of ram that came in a grey plastic block bigger than most modern laptops. It also had 5 1/4" floppy drives that one could sort of daisy chain togethor if you wanted to save or load any software.

  11. 286 with CGA monitor. I had used Apple IIs at school, but the 286 was the first one at home. Running windows on that thing was painful. Played a lot of QBASIC snakes on there.

    - Scott

  12. Mine was also a //e that my Dad bought after I attended Comp-U-Camp in Kenosha Wisconsin. And also learned to type 50wpm. I was 15.

  13. My family had the old apple iie since as long as I can remember. It was just a part of growing up. We also got a Mac Classic somewhere along the way.


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