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Coffee 1:18 Tue Dec 19
Your first computer?
The CD player thread got me thinking about early tech.

The first computer I ever used was in my last year at school. It was kept in its own room, which was locked when not in use and for which you had to make bookings. The two machines had Space Invaders and a tennis game, and was used to teach Basic ("If 0 is > than x" or something like that). Green screen, iirc.

The first computer I used at work was a Bunker Ramo machine. Tiny screen.

The first computer I owned was a black and white laptop, bought for £400 in 1996. When buying it, I was told, "It doesn't communicate." I didn't know why it should communicate anyway and considered that irrelevant advice. I bought it for a research project. It died permanently exactly one hour after I'd copied the last files of the 250,000-word opus onto floppy disks in 1997.

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my left foot 7:28 Wed Dec 20
Re: Your first computer?
Mac classic- worth a few bob on eBay.

plankton 5:01 Wed Dec 20
Re: Your first computer?
My first computer was a mechanical one - a slide rule, circa 1969 or so. Brilliant bloody thing - needed no batteries, you could drop it, shoot people with elastic bands, stir tea with it and solve pretty much everything required to pass exams at the time.

I'd need to concentrate to use it now though.

First electrical computer was a Mac Powerbook circa 1995/6, I guess. Weighed more than the table I used it on, I seem to remember.

Uncker 4:43 Wed Dec 20
Re: Your first computer?
ZX81 with 16k expanded memory.

beppe 4:33 Wed Dec 20
Re: Your first computer?
Commodore 64

Alex Bunbury 8:51 Wed Dec 20
Re: Your first computer?
Spent hours and hours playing Football Director on my Spectrum. It was impossible but addictive plus prone to crashing half way through a season!

kirok1 8:45 Wed Dec 20
Re: Your first computer?
Early era - ZX Spectrum 48k.
PC era (Win 95 on) - a Packard Bell Intel Celeron 400 with a huge 4gb drive! Soon upgraded to the princely level of 10gb.

Buzz442 2:12 Wed Dec 20
Re: Your first computer?
1982 - Apple 2e with Corvus Hard Drive - why?

yngwies Cat 1:12 Wed Dec 20
Re: Your first computer?
HAL 9000

Godwinson 10:52 Tue Dec 19
Re: Your first computer?
BBC B.

I remember the Vic 20 and Commodore 64 well though.

ironsofcanada 9:26 Tue Dec 19
Re: Your first computer?
And Sea Battle for Intellivision which I think would be a few years later.

ironsofcanada 9:24 Tue Dec 19
Re: Your first computer?
Vic 20

And I have strangely vivid memories of dealing with "chiggers" in Adventureland.

Mad Dog 9:16 Tue Dec 19
Re: Your first computer?
Spectrum 48k+
Atari 2600
Amiga

That's my childhood/ teenage years right there

The Dursley Massive 9:03 Tue Dec 19
Re: Your first computer?
Awesome game list cholo. Don't forget Shadow Of The Beast II.

First machine was a Spectrum+2A. Used to get the monthly games magazines with the hack tapes on the front: load the hack, take out the tape, put the proper tape in....

cholo 7:53 Tue Dec 19
Re: Your first computer?
Leeshere



I had literally hundreds of cracked games on the Amiga. Particular favourites being sensible soccer, speedball 2, xenon 2, escape from the planet of the robot monsters and 3d stunt car racer.

Leeshere 6:27 Tue Dec 19
Re: Your first computer?
C64 and then a Amiga. Me and my mates from school probably single-handedly brought Commodore down with the amount of Amiga games we cracked.

OHL 6:11 Tue Dec 19
Re: Your first computer?
ooh forgot intellivision - now that was good

lock and chase

a variant of pacman

OHL 6:10 Tue Dec 19
Re: Your first computer?
binatone stick tennis type thing my dad brought home from work one day..

https://www.petervis.com/gallery/Toys_and_Games/Binatone_TV_Master_MK_IV/Binatone_TV_Master_MK_IV/Binatone_TV_Master_MK_IV.gif

then commodore 64 - hunchback and the hobbit...struggled for weeks to get out of a cave that thorin wouldn't let me out of if my memory serves me right...always died there

Gavros 6:08 Tue Dec 19
Re: Your first computer?
Gauntlet was a great game.

The_Phantom 6:08 Tue Dec 19
Re: Your first computer?
Commodore 64
Favourite games were Boulderdash, Hunchback, Pit Stop 2 and Beach Head

Joe C 6:05 Tue Dec 19
Re: Your first computer?
Commodore 16
Atari 7800 (when I wanted a SNES)
Dan Computers 486SX 25MHz, 4mb RAM, 110mb hard drive

Eggbert Nobacon 5:39 Tue Dec 19
Re: Your first computer?
ZX Spectrum 48k rubber key beauty
Spectrum +3
Atari ST
early 1990's had an IBM (possibly a 386)

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