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Old 11-26-2014, 06:56 PM
 
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I would like to know, what is the oldest computer that you remember using? What was it like?
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Old 11-26-2014, 06:59 PM
 
Location: southern california
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Commodore 64 u can't imagine
VisiCalc and word processing were possible for the first time for the average guy
iBM was out of reach$$$
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Old 11-26-2014, 07:36 PM
 
Location: I am right here.
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Don't remember the brand, but it only ran MS DOS - it has green characters against a black/gray background, and had a modem cradle. I could dial into the company where I worked and actually worked from home a few days a week for a time, until a new supervisor took over and did not believe in "working from home"!

It was mind blowing that I could access the same files at home, electronically, that I could at work!
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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My first computer:

OLD-COMPUTERS.COM musem ~ Mattel Electronics Aquarius

I asked for a C64 that year.
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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LOL!

Mine was a Timex-Sinclair
Timex Sinclair 1000 computer

The connection to the memory was completely unreliable and it ran hot. The membrane keyboard quickly became a problem. Went to a C64 and never looked back.
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Old 11-27-2014, 09:05 AM
 
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My first was a TI 99/4a (It has basic but I didnt know anything about basic then (TI-99 basic IS DIFFERENT than C64 basic (Which im quite good with)))
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Does the OP mean oldest as in first, or which one lasted the longest?

First: TRS-80 Model 3
Longest lasting so far: Dell Inspiron e1705 that lasted 8 years.
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Old 11-27-2014, 11:10 AM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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First was a Panasonic Sr Partner. One of the first all-in-one portable (?) PCs. In 1984 paid about $1500. Sold it , working, 3 years ago for $50

http://www.old-computers.com/museum/...asp?st=1&c=498

Oldest current PC in daily use is a Dell Dimension XPS R400 Pentium II 400mhz 192MB w/Win 98. Bought in 1998.
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Old 11-27-2014, 12:00 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Ours was in the mid-70s before the Commodore, a Compupro (we knew the owner) with a Hazeltine monochrome (green) monitor/built-in keyboard, two 8" floppy drives that held 720k each, and 64K memory. The operating system was CPM, and we had Basic, Wordstar & Visicalc software.
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Old 11-27-2014, 12:01 PM
 
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Real computer? IBM - PC1. Pretend computer? Atari 400.
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