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Old 02-07-2015, 07:21 PM
Location: ohio
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Atari 400 in 1982. Spent many hours fooling around with this. Eventually got a floppy drive and was running a very primitive version of Flight Simulator. You;d fly a while then the game would stop completely for a minute or so while the disc spun to load more scenery. In the late 80s I tried to sell it on a local ad paper, got no response and it went in the dumpster.

The first PC I used at work was in 1990. 386 with a math coprocessor 1 Meg of RAM and an 80 meg hard drive. thats MEGs not Gig kids, that was a top level PC then, cost $3000.
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Old 02-08-2015, 01:01 AM
Location: Oroville, California
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I didn't get a computer until 2000. It was a Toshiba desktop (they used to make them) with a 333 Mhz Celeron processor, 15" CRT monitor and dial-up internet. Slow as molasses. Two years later I got the bug to build my own. It was an Athlon XP 2500+ Barton with a Radeon 9600 Pro AGP, 1GB of PC-2700 RAM and a 30 GB hard drive. Not bad for the time. I actually still have the processor stashed somewhere and the Antec case with its gorgeous automotive quality bronze paint job houses a PC I use today (they don't make cases like that anymore).
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Old 02-08-2015, 01:10 AM
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It was in 1989, I think - it had a black screen (maybe it was white sometimes, I don't recall) and a white or green blinking cursor, is all I remember. No Internet, no pictures, maybe I put Word on it I think. I don't like to think about that computer.
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:31 PM
Location: Victoria TX
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1995, a hand-me-down 286, dial-up modem to a text-based freenet Lynx browser, no mouse.. Once I was online, I could get into the text of my email box and navigate there faster than I can now with 50Mbps.
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