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What was your first computer?

By jasonhiner Moderator ·
This week's TechRepublic poll asks, "What was the first computer you owned?

- Apple/Mac
- IBM-compatible PC
- Other"

Let's hear the details on your first computer:

What model was it?
Where did you buy it?
How much did it cost?
What kind of stuff did you do with it?
How long did you have it?
What did you eventually replace it with?

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Ah.... But what did you own!!?

by wolfendbd In reply to Burroughs 6700
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Tandy 1000 SL

by ccthompson In reply to What was your first compu ...

My first computer was a Tandy 1000 SL, I bought it from my cousin who upgarded to a newer PC. I did some word processing and played around with installing and re-installing programs.

THe main thing i did with it was play a game called Police Quest I, that game kicked a$$. Other popular games back then were Kings Quest, Space Quest, ect.... They were all great.

Mind you, my parents allowed me to buy this beastly Tandy 1000 SL for the purpose of learning how a computer works. I mostly played games, but hey, i was only 12 or so.

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KQ!!!

by noyoki In reply to Tandy 1000 SL

AAAH! Kings Quest was awesome! "Alexander takes a mint." *Fits of giggles* Was the person that did the voice the same guy that did Worf on Star Trek TNG? (Michael Dorn) They sound soooo similar...

Hero's Quest was cool too. "This is a pixel... This is ONLY a pixel!"

Okay, I'll shut up now.

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I remember those

by w2ktechman In reply to Tandy 1000 SL

games AND computers
My dad had purchased several Tandy systems a long time ago. But, my first computers were
I dont know if it counts -- Super Pong
Atari 2600
Texas Instruments personal PC
then Tandy's when I visited my dad

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Other

by maecuff In reply to What was your first compu ...

My brain.

What model was it? Unique, highly advanced.

Where did you buy it? Came with the body.

How much did it cost? My parents paid for it.

What kind of stuff did you do with it? Burned up some cells, filled it with nonesense.

How long did you have it? Still using it.

What did you eventually replace it with? A wet sponge? I'm not sure, I guess when medical science advances to 'brain transplants' I'll look into a replacement model.

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I had one of those!

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Other

The OS became obsolete and won't run any of these new apps. Also, the drives started crashing on a regular basis and I was losing data. I replaced it with a two unmatched socks and a handful of dryer lint.

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Good idea!!

by maecuff In reply to I had one of those!

I have an abundance of dryer lint and unmatched socks. Working out good for you, then?

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Works great.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Good idea!!

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Great minds..

by maecuff In reply to Works great.

You know, I was just saying the SAME thing to my husband the other day..

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How much memory did it have?

by jasonhiner Moderator In reply to Other

Was the drive floppy or hard?

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