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    41.

    Worked at Radio Shack as a teen, so TRS 80 was the first computer I spent any time on, C64 was the first I owned.

    One of my customers at Radio Shack bought a 5" battery operated tv and velcroed his Timex Sinclair to it, making one of the first portables I saw.

    I had (and probably still have) a Z-80 plug in cartridge for theC64. I never did anything with it, but I HAD to have it...
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    30, as of 3 weeks ago... (the Monday before Thanksgiving)

    First computer was either a TRS-80 in school or an Atari 400 that I used in an afterschool class... can't remember which I actually used first!

    They say that memory is the second thing to go with age. Now what was the first again?
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    33 1/2. My first computer was a C64 with a cassette tape drive. Programming on that was a trip. Just got started on this PDA stuff, but since Christmas 2001 I have owned a Visor Deluxe, Visor Platinum, Visor Prism, Audiovox Maestro, Treo 90 and now a Clie T665. Boy is this stuff addictive!
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    Originally posted by jconaway99
    33 1/2. My first computer was a C64 with a cassette tape drive. Programming on that was a trip.
    Mine too, I eventually sold it for a casio databank watch (the one with the tiny keys so you could enter phone details etc... I guess that would have been my first 'PDA' too...
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    39. First computer in our house was a TI99/4a, but we used to go to Olson Electronics when they had a Commodore PET and program it to drive the sales guys nuts.

    10 PRINT "HELP! I'M STUCK IN A RUT!"
    20 GOTO 10
    END

    The sales guy would switch the computer off, then turn it back on and look at us funny.

    Meanwhile, at Radio Shack, those guys didn't mind us at all. We probably helped them sell some TRS-80s, especially when they got the voice synthesizer. "So easy even a high school kid can program it!" which meant something in those days.
    "Yeah, he can talk. It's gettin' him to shut up that's the trick!"
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    nobody gets my jokes anymore.
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    38
    First computer Apple II+ 48K RAM
    First PDA Sharp calculator then HP omnigo 100, then Palm m100 now Treo 270
  8.    #28  
    Originally posted by Yorick
    nobody gets my jokes anymore.
    Wait - you made a joke?

  9. #29  
    Originally posted by Alli


    Wait - you made a joke?

    boy, if I weren't dead and against violence ...
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  10. #30  
    Originally posted by Yorick
    nobody gets my jokes anymore.
    They are a bit arcane...

    But funny none the less. You just have to dig a bit...
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  11. #31  
    Originally posted by tommygreen
    First computer was a 286 with a whopping 1 MB of RAM!!! And I upgraded from a 20 MB HD to a 40 MB drive! Wow, I told myself, I'll never even use 20 MB, much less 40!!!
    Luxury.

    38, first computer was an IBM PC with 8086 processor and two floppy drives each capable of handling *Over A Meg!*
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    26

    started with visor dlx
    then clie 760
    now treo 300 (I dig it the most)
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    I cut my teeth programming an Atari 800 (though my home computer was an Atari 400 w/third party keyboard).

    We had no monitors on the main-frame computer in college. Just those noisy Dec-writers with the teletype. Or you could hand a stack of punch-cards to the operator.
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    53.

    TRS-80, Timex Sinclair, Atari 400 then 800, Apple IIe, Newton, etc., etc... (And a wife who "believes" that I found each one lying around in the basement when they suddenly appear on my desk).
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    Originally posted by fixitgal


    They are a bit arcane...

    But funny none the less. You just have to dig a bit...
    I'm hoping that's a good thing ... or a reference to the disposition of the character in the play ...
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    36. I first used an old VAX mainframe for my senior ChemE project. Then used an IBM 286 in Grad School. My thesis advisor tried to convince me that I didn't need a mouse (windows had just come out!).
  18. #38  
    Originally posted by Yorick
    I'm hoping that's a good thing ... or a reference to the disposition of the character in the play ...
    Both!
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    #39  
    14, my first comp was my dad's old TRS-80 Color. my older sister used to be glued to that thing... she even made it bounce a little ball across the screen!

    first PDA was a RadioShack 512k organizer... that was pretty cool too until the display cracked. i have a tendency to do that...

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    commodore 64
    then after many years:
    286-20 (harris chip), 2mb ram, no HD, mono/cga emulator, dual floppies
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