Old personal Computers

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by pettyfog, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. pettyfog

    pettyfog Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2005

    I have the 'Kim 1' and Apple II e around the house, somewhere.

    At work, had the Rockwell AIM 65, TRS 80 Model II... my engineer programmed the TRS 80 to find resonance sweet spots for detector and modulator diode locations in radar detector antennas.

    The others above convinced me I was a 'user' not a 'geek'. Never did more than play at programming.

    The IMSAI 8080 and MITS Altair 8800 were the first REALLY popular 'personal computers' for the home computer geek.

    {those switches are for entering the startup code} best corollary being the 'boot code' in today's PC.
  2. GaryBarnettFanClub

    GaryBarnettFanClub New Member

    Sep 29, 2006
    Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey
    I like this site, it just reminds me of how sad I am!

    The first computer I played on was the Apple II (an uncle of mine had one and you could play the decathlon - throwing the shotput using paddles).

    I Started with a Sinclair ZX80, then Sinclare Spectrum 128+, Amiga 500+, Macintosh LC III (80mb Hdd - 400mb external "frog" and external cd-drive - loved it) and a whole heap of Intel/AMD self builds.
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