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  • Sparko
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    Here you go!

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  • The Melody Maker
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    The very first computer I used was an Apple II (or Apple IIe, not sure) in school, but our very first home computer was a second-hand Commodore VIC-20. I have good memories of the latter, including memories of watching Mossy repeatedly killing off the character in Adventureland by waking up the large sleeping dragon with the evil-smelling mud. :D

    [Edit: Found an ad. ^__^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK9VU1aJvTI ]
    Last edited by The Melody Maker; 06-04-2014, 11:54 AM.

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  • 37818
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    Originally posted by QuantaFille View Post
    I don't have a picture of it, but the first computer I ever used was a Commodore 64. Technically I didn't own it; my parents did. Come to think of it, I have never bought my own computer. My father works in IT, so I am well supplied with hardware other people have upgraded from. It's usually relatively recent stuff, too.
    Here is an image:

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  • rogue06
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    Originally posted by QuantaFille View Post
    I don't have a picture of it, but the first computer I ever used was a Commodore 64. Technically I didn't own it; my parents did. Come to think of it, I have never bought my own computer. My father works in IT, so I am well supplied with hardware other people have upgraded from. It's usually relatively recent stuff, too.
    I think that was the first one I had.

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  • 37818
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    I had a GE analog computer when I was about 14.


    In late October of 1980 I bought my first digital Home Computer


    While that image if not of my personal unit. I still have it. And the last time I used it (about 10 years ago or more) it still worked. It was serviced once by TI. Same case and serial number.
    Last edited by 37818; 05-30-2014, 09:24 PM.

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  • QuantaFille
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    I don't have a picture of it, but the first computer I ever used was a Commodore 64. Technically I didn't own it; my parents did. Come to think of it, I have never bought my own computer. My father works in IT, so I am well supplied with hardware other people have upgraded from. It's usually relatively recent stuff, too.

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  • Sparko
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    Originally posted by Catholicity View Post
    And just think today you could run the Apollo mission using a TI-84 calculator
    Not many calculators have altitude sensors though.

    What was YOUR first computer?

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  • Catholicity
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    And just think today you could run the Apollo mission using a TI-84 calculator

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  • Sparko
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    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    A ROUND one?

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]542[/ATTACH]
    no mine was straight. like a strip of bacon.

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  • mossrose
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    Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
    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?
    You mean well.

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  • robrecht
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    Originally posted by Sparko View Post
    I had a slide rule.
    I still do. Actually two, including a circular one.

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

    c-130-circular-slide-rule-5.jpg

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  • Sparko
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    Originally posted by rogue06 View Post


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

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  • rogue06
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    Originally posted by Sparko View Post
    I had a slide rule.


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  • Sparko
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    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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