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Re: What was your first computer ?
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2016, 10:43:56 PM »
I too, had the privilege to own a Brand new Atari 800 with all accessories including Modem with a CompuServe account and two brand new in box  Stand up Asteroids and space invaders  Arcade machines .
 Dad was a Gold Broker at COMEX and had a great year . He then smashed the modem by throwing out the second floor window to the pavement below when he received a Phone bill for around 600 dollars for one month due to when I was communicating ship to ship in an online space game (yes in early 80's) there was a long distance charge applied per text I suppose. Oh well the Online thing was fun for that short time but had every game on the market , be it floppy or Cart.  Them where the days


I didn't get a modem until I had a PC in '91. That was 2400 baud.

Looking at how slow 300 and 1200 baud were i guess I didn't miss too much by never having one for the C=64 i had previous to that.

Thats pretty funny about him smashing it. I ran up some phone bills but never that high.. think i did $80 one month which did get me a talking to.

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Re: What was your first computer ?
« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2016, 09:50:34 AM »
So i currently now own:

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Re: What was your first computer ?
« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2016, 07:49:34 PM »
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Re: What was your first computer ?
« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2016, 02:26:23 AM »
We re-networked an S & S in Bell FL, and i was looking around at the equipment they had, and they had some ridiculous network equipment laying around. HUGE (like 4u rackmount) old swithces/modems . IO was going to ask for them, but, i have too many projects as it is.
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Re: What was your first computer ?
« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2016, 01:05:34 PM »


I was always impressed with the colors on the Amstrad, very vibrant and seemed like it had a pretty good display count compared to other 8bits.

I've never actually seen one in person. Was this even released over here? Maybe in small quantities if it was ala the Speccy, etc.

It was big in Europe, and competed well with the commodore 64.
For the sale in the U.S I am not sure.
I saw only a hand full sold on Ebay U.S over the years, sold under the name: Schneider (The German version)

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Re: What was your first computer ?
« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2016, 01:11:27 PM »
we used to have a 16 pool modem bank using v92 modems that 120 offices would dial into over the night.
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Re: What was your first computer ?
« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2016, 10:39:49 PM »
C64. I had so many clear boxes full of kracked games. :)
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Re: What was your first computer ?
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2017, 04:36:08 PM »
My brother had different models of TRS 80's so those were the first computers I used.  The first computer I bought for myself brand new however was a Tandy 386SX33 with SVGA graphics.  Computers were moving towards the 486 so I was able to get a good deal as that model wasn't going to be made anymore.   

It was pretty much the one listed here:
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If you ever wasted time at Radio Shack this site has pretty much all of their catalogs online.  http://www.radioshackcatalogs.com/catalog_directory.html
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Re: What was your first computer ?
« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2017, 04:49:55 PM »
Had a Franklin - an Apple II knock off.  Then a Zenith Z-151 PC