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What was your first computer?

What was your first computer?

Amiga   9% (4)
ZX Spectrum   38% (17)
Atari ST   4% (2)
Dragon 32   4% (2)
Apple Mac   0% (0)
Commodore 64   20% (9)
BBC Micro   11% (5)
Amstrad   11% (5)

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2009/07/20 06:25:20 (permalink)

What was your first computer?

Amiga

 
ZX Specturm

 
Atari ST

 
Dragon 32

 
Apple Mac

 
Commodore 64

 
BBC Micro

 
Amstrad
 

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    Wanting_To_Be_Skinny_Minnie
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    Re:What was your first computer? 2009/07/20 06:42:22 (permalink)
    I had an Apple ][, Speccy, Amiga (500/1200), Amstrad (one of those with the integral cassette player), ZX80, Mac Plus, BBC Micro, C64 and an IBM 286.
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    Re:What was your first computer? 2009/07/20 07:19:21 (permalink)
    My first was one of these - it was rubbish



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    Re:What was your first computer? 2009/07/20 07:22:53 (permalink)
    ZX Spectrum 28K+ If memory serves.

    You did gain far too much fat though,I mean,you're not muscular at all,you're just a fat mess.
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    Re:What was your first computer? 2009/07/20 07:52:13 (permalink)
    where's the ZX81 option?

    anyhoo, I went:
    ZX81,
    Apple II
    Acorn Electron
    BBC model B
    Mac plus, with 1MB hard drive
    LCII
    Performa
    Apus 3000e (during the clone wars)

    boring PCs from then on.


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    Re:What was your first computer? 2009/07/20 07:52:36 (permalink)
    My first was an Amstrad CPC464 just like the pic you've posted, but I only had the green screen monitor
    Then had an Amiga500 for a few years. First proper PC was a Compaq with 25Mhz processor and 40Mb hard drive
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    Re:What was your first computer? 2009/07/20 08:40:57 (permalink)
    ZX81 - Thrills and spills with a whopping 1K.

    I spent hours typing in a BASIC programme for Donkey Kong published in some magazine. Never before or since have expectations been breached so heinously. A line of capital Hs, a static capital I and an occasional capital O that scrolled at a glacial pace from left to right. Once. When the capital O vanished from view the game stopped.

    Heartbreak.

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    Re:What was your first computer? 2009/07/20 08:42:02 (permalink)
    Also, a mate of mine is making a TV series based on the early days of Sinclair and BBC. Should be fun.

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    Re:What was your first computer? 2009/07/20 08:52:32 (permalink)
    BBC Master compact. It was a later model iirc than the BBC model B.

    Stupidly easy to code and crack the executables for games.


    Next up for me was the Amiga 500. Astoundingly good in it's era.
    Then the Amiga 1200.


    I fancied an Archimedes but never ended up getting one.

     
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    Re:What was your first computer? 2009/07/20 08:55:19 (permalink)
    Dragon 32 followed by a Commodore 64.

    From there it went down the console route pretty sharpish lol
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    Re:What was your first computer? 2009/07/20 09:00:45 (permalink)
    Amstrad lol



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    Re:What was your first computer? 2009/07/20 09:05:34 (permalink)
    I started working asa computer operator in 1978. My first machine was an old NCR like this one, no video screens, just ledger cards:




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    Re:What was your first computer? 2009/07/20 09:08:39 (permalink)
    Northern Rocker

    I started working asa computer operator in 1978. My first machine was an old NCR like this one, no video screens, just ledger cards:



    then it was an IBM system 34





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    Re:What was your first computer? 2009/07/20 09:10:00 (permalink)
    ZX Spectrum +2
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    Re:What was your first computer? 2009/07/20 09:11:48 (permalink)
    you guys must be in your....50s?

    I do a lot of push ups and sit ups. And I drink plenty of milk.

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    Re:What was your first computer? 2009/07/20 09:12:17 (permalink)
    Commodore man all the way!!
     
    Vic 20
    C64
    Amiga
     
    then went onto consoles... starting with the NES.
     
    Unlike most of my generation who still play xbox, PS3....... I stopped playing when I was about 17/18.  But my son is 18 months and I'm quite looking forward to the day he gets into it all!
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    Re:What was your first computer? 2009/07/20 09:17:59 (permalink)
    Dragon 32, which I till have lol
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    Re:What was your first computer? 2009/07/20 09:19:57 (permalink)
    JohnKerr2

    Also, a mate of mine is making a TV series based on the early days of Sinclair and BBC. Should be fun.


    That sounds fantastic!

    My first one was a Sinclair Spectrum 16k.
    But I always coveted my friend's C64's and eventually got one.
    This was replaced by Amiga 500 and eventually Amiga 1200.

    I would say my favourite games were all C64 games though - a brilliant machine.

    The first real games machine I owned, though, was a Binatone thingy which only had "tennis", "basketball" and a few other things - black and white only, with "pong" sound effects.


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    Re:What was your first computer? 2009/07/20 09:32:26 (permalink)
    JohnKerr2

    ZX81 - Thrills and spills with a whopping 1K.

    I spent hours typing in a BASIC programme for Donkey Kong published in some magazine. Never before or since have expectations been breached so heinously. A line of capital Hs, a static capital I and an occasional capital O that scrolled at a glacial pace from left to right. Once. When the capital O vanished from view the game stopped.

    Heartbreak.


    You didn't set up the icons properly.  They would have likely looked like kong characters if you had inputed it properly or had more of an understanding of how the Spectrum did things...

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    Re:What was your first computer? 2009/07/20 09:55:38 (permalink)
    ZX Spectrum 28K+ If memory serves.


    Is it too geeky to know that the Spectrum was only available in 16k or 48k (later I think also a 128k)?
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