Bill Detwiler's Tandy 1000This Tandy 1000 was my first real computer. It came with an Intel 8088 processor, 640K RAM, two 5.25" floppies, and a color monitor. I later upgraded to a 20 MB hard drive. I spent countless hours writing high school papers, crafting BASIC programs, and playing Gunship and MechWarrior on this machine. It still runs perfectly.
Bill Detwiler, Section Editor, TechRepublic
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.