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  • tharkun
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    The first one I ever used was an Apple IIe in school (learning Turtle!); but the first one I owned was an Apple IIc. Got it for my 6th grade graduation. Pulled it out for my oldest son (now 14) a couple of years ago and it still works! He's even learned some Basic in it.

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  • Jesse
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    My first computer was an Apple IIe. I remember booting it up like it was yesterday. The those nice loud screeches. Then the WHOOSH as it lights up.


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    Last edited by Jesse; 07-02-2014, 08:04 PM.

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  • supton
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    Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
    Don't feel bad - he probably can't dial a rotary phone anyway.
    I think I teased him about that, that same exact sentiment.

    He promptly put a rotary app onto his smartphone.

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  • rogue06
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    Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
    Don't feel bad - he probably can't dial a rotary phone anyway.
    Just keep pressing the holes where the numbers are. It may be a little loose but that's okay.

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  • Teallaura
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    Don't feel bad - he probably can't dial a rotary phone anyway.

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  • supton
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    I think dad had a RS TRS99, played with that as a kid. My first computer was a 386SX in college, wasn't long before it was swapped out for a 486.

    Year or so ago I was in conversation at work with my geek coworker (he hacks his smartphone etc). He didn't have a clue what a 386 etc was! To be fair I haven't a clue about the latest machines either.
    Last edited by supton; 06-29-2014, 07:38 AM. Reason: Wrong computer model #

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  • JonathanL
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    My first computer, or actually our family's first computer was an Amiga, but I can't remember which model. I used to play James Pond 2 on it.

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  • OldHat
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    My first computer was a Gateway, which ran Windows 95 and most of the time I used to play free Mircosoft demos that came with it.

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  • Sparko
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    This is funny:

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  • 37818
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    Added note, I bought my TI-99/4 comparing it to the TSR-80, Apple and the Atari 400 & 800. The TI-99/4 had 10 place dispay accuracy as well as that kind of accuracy doing trig functions and log functions. That math capability is what sold me on the TI-99/4 Home Computer. I liked the Atari 800, but the TI won.

    I hadn't seen any ad's for the TI-99/4 at the time.

    But here is an old ad for it:

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  • mossrose
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    Originally posted by The Melody Maker View Post
    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 ]
    MelMak!

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