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Old 12-11-2014, 03:34 PM
 
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Commodore Vic-20 circa 1983 I was about 9 years old. There were games that were knockoffs of atari games one was similar to donky kong called congo bongo. I had a modem and was able to send electronic mail to my friend who lived around the corner from me.
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Old 12-13-2014, 11:21 PM
 
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:45 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Old 12-20-2014, 11:03 AM
 
Location: USA
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1991 I bought a used desktop and printer. It didn't have windows. A young man had umpteen programs installed on it. Can't recall the name of a writing program it had, but I surely did like it. Paid $500 for this dinosaur. I had no clue how to do anything, but several people I knew helped. Later, my brother sent me an old model Radio Shack sold. Bought one with Windows 98 in '93. and gave the others away.

About that time, my mother broke her hip. She was 91 and my dad 94. He was slightly senile. I came to their house and eventually moved there. Went online with dial-up in the evening while my parents were downstairs asleep. No one even called at night anyway and I never mentioned the line would be busy is they did want to call. Can't remember when I switched to fast internet, but it wasn't too long.
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Old 12-20-2014, 05:41 PM
 
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Isnt COPYRIGHT only so you cant make $$$$$$ off the image??
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Old 12-21-2014, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY.
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I had the C64, bought in 1984. I also had the Atari2600. I used the VIC20, and a few times the C128.

I took BASIC on the Tandy TRS-80, and even in college used 286. I used those 5 1/2" floppies.
I never got into Apple.
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Old 12-26-2014, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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Seriously, the very first computer I remember using was at a tech school I went to in 1985, I worked with a couple of IBM main-frames (System 36 and System 38) to program in COBOL, CICS and RPG II, and I worked with a Texas Instruments TI-990 small main-frame to program in COBOL and Fortran, plus I worked with the IBM PCs they had back then to program in BASIC with the DOS operating system.

I didn't get my own first PC until 1996, it had the Intel 386 processor and Windoze 3.1.
The mainframe at the place I worked had some notariaty. It was a dos machine with lots of bells and whistles (literally) and used tape drives origionally. It ran on Dos instead of an OS system. When it went they sold it to company to use in movies, since modern mainframes are so... boring ... to watch without the big thing with all the activity lights and the humm of the tapedrives. But it was the first computer ever to take automated airline reservations.

I learned on an OS system. It was SO GOOD to be back with one. Having to find the exact location you want it to save your file on the drive was so, well, strange. Then someone would overwrite one character and it didn't know it was a file anymore.
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Old 12-30-2014, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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I had a super slow 1993 Compaq? I think that is how it was spelled. lol.
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Old 02-07-2015, 12:59 AM
 
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I have used a black colored HP PC.
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Russia
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Russian computer "Poisk-one" partially compatible equivalent i8088
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