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    Let's post ads from the first computers we ever owned.

    My first computer was an Atari 400. Complete with 8K of memory and a cassette deck to load programs with! Got it in 1980.



    I later moved on to an Atari 800XL, then an Amiga 1000, Amiga 3000 and then on to building my own PCs.


  • #2
    I had a Coleco Adam after my Atari 400, and my TRS80. (At least, I THINK it was after the TRS80)

    coleco_adam_computer-300x225.jpg
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
      I had a Coleco Adam after my Atari 400, and my TRS80. (At least, I THINK it was after the TRS80)

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      Yeah I remember the Adam.

      We had a TRS80 in school. The boot code had to be keyed in by hand just to get it to load from the floppy drive.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sparko View Post
        Yeah I remember the Adam.

        We had a TRS80 in school. The boot code had to be keyed in by hand just to get it to load from the floppy drive.
        I don't think I had a floppy drive -- I just used a cassette tape recorder (that I already had) to store my BASIC programs.
        "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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        • #5
          My first computer was the Compaq SLT-286. It was fabulous. A friend of mine is going to get it working again so I can start updating my thesis when I retire.



          http://www.nytimes.com/1988/10/23/bu...-a-laptop.html
          Last edited by robrecht; 05-29-2014, 01:03 PM.
          βλέπομεν γὰρ ἄρτι δι᾿ ἐσόπτρου ἐν αἰνίγματι, τότε δὲ πρόσωπον πρὸς πρόσωπον·
          ἄρτι γινώσκω ἐκ μέρους, τότε δὲ ἐπιγνώσομαι καθὼς καὶ ἐπεγνώσθην.

          אָכֵ֕ן אַתָּ֖ה אֵ֣ל מִסְתַּתֵּ֑ר אֱלֹהֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מוֹשִֽׁיעַ׃

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          • #6
            I used an abacus.

            And I can't upload pictures.


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            • #7
              RAdio Shack 16 - the pic is close...



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              • #8
                Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
                RAdio Shack 16 - the pic is close...


                Pulls up sleeves...

                rogue powas activate!

                Form of a picture

                screen shot 2014-03-05 at 10.09.47 am.jpg



                Now, enbiggen!

                I'm always still in trouble again

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mossrose View Post
                  I used an abacus.

                  And I can't upload pictures.
                  mossy's first real computer




                  And her neighbor showing how it worked








                  I know. I know. I'm always still in trouble again ain't I?

                  I'm always still in trouble again

                  "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                  "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mossrose View Post
                    I used an abacus.

                    And I can't upload pictures.
                    Your first laptop:


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                    • #11
                      I actually did learn how to use an abacus when I was a kid.
                      βλέπομεν γὰρ ἄρτι δι᾿ ἐσόπτρου ἐν αἰνίγματι, τότε δὲ πρόσωπον πρὸς πρόσωπον·
                      ἄρτι γινώσκω ἐκ μέρους, τότε δὲ ἐπιγνώσομαι καθὼς καὶ ἐπεγνώσθην.

                      אָכֵ֕ן אַתָּ֖ה אֵ֣ל מִסְתַּתֵּ֑ר אֱלֹהֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מוֹשִֽׁיעַ׃

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by robrecht View Post
                        I actually did learn how to use an abacus when I was a kid.
                        I had a slide rule.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                          I had a slide rule.



                          I'm always still in trouble again

                          "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                          "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rogue06 View Post


                            They actually used this:
                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Guidance_Computer

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                              I had a slide rule.
                              A ROUND one?

                              c-130-circular-slide-rule-5.jpg
                              "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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