Daily Poll

Write about your first computer.

I remember playing around with an Apple 2E and Commodore 64 when they were brand new, but MY very first computer was a Packard Bell 386. I remember accessing ‘Prodigy’ from dial up internet, ZERO sound for games with crappy purple graphics, and nudie pics stored on 3.5″ floppy disks that took damn near two minutes to load up. We thought we were living in the future lol






2 responses to “Daily Poll”

  1. B. L. Blankenship Avatar

    My Pawpaw had a Commodore 64 & an old Apple, but the first computer that was bought for me by my parents was a Hewlett Packard with a 1G hard-drive & a 14.4 modem (that was eventually upgraded to a 56k). I’d go on BBS, and play L.O.R.D. (Legend of the Red Dragon), Doom, Quake, over the modem.

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  2. spwilcen Avatar

    Univac 418 II. Sure, technically not my computer, but starting the last half of the 60s, I was a programmer when programmers did it all from design to decomission. Okay, I’ll play nice: a TRS-80 with cassette off-line storage, which, working large scale machines by then, like all available in “personal’ computers of the day was like licking a postage stamp for a drink of water. Today my laptop has more innards than the 418 or the 1108 that came after it. Hell, my toaster has more compute power than those old boxes.

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