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Old 04-13-2013   #11
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Clive Sinclair - ZX-80 with 2K RAM.
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Intertec Superbrain QD bought in secondhand 1985 - it cost a lotta bucks but ran
dBase II and Wordstar for me. It had two 340Kb floppy drives - can't remember how much RAM it had.

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Amstrad PCW9512. Locoscript software, no hard drive, dot matrix printer
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Work computer Apple II (I think it was called) 1 mb ram 40 mb HD. Monitor & H.D. all in one case. Now I have an iMAC monitor & H.D. all in one package. The more things change the more they stay the same.
My first home computer
MAC FX Had serial port issues that I (much later) learned caused errors with the plotter.
I forget what the internal specs were. I had all the memory slots full but that still wasn't much.
I did have a 1.2GB external drive that was big for the day, in more ways than one, about the size of a shoebox. (I still have it packed away somewhere).
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My first computer was a Keypro. I purchased it in 1984. It had one floppy 51/4 drive and green monochrome screen. Wordstar was the free word processing program that was bundled with it. I paid $1775.00 for it brand new.
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I waited a long time for my own, and finally was gifted a Tandy Color Computer 1, with 16KB of memory and a 0.894MHz processor, using cassette tape for long-term storage. The text screen was 32 columns by 16 rows, and the "high resolution" graphics screen was 256x192 pixels. The astounding part is how much computer learning I got out of a system with such unimpressive specs.
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My first computer was a Keypro. I purchased it in 1984. It had one floppy 51/4 drive and green monochrome screen. Wordstar was the free word processing program that was bundled with it. I paid $1775.00 for it brand new.
Wordstar was free?
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Commodore 128. It had 128K of memory. That's twice the size of the pewny Commodore64
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This was my 1st computer. complete with top of the line 1200 baud modem. It was a hand-me down from my parents.

Compaq I Portable computer

Also got my first computer virus on this computer in college. Virus was called "Stoned" where it gave the message "Your PC is now stoned."

Before this one, my parents had a system prior to DOS that turned on with a key, had the keyboard built into the monochrome monitor, and the box had 2 8 inch disk drives.
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I so wanted the C128


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