Your first computer ever???
Reply 41 of 84
July 24, 2002 12:18AM
I dont know the name but it plugged into a TV and used audio tapes that contained data on em.
After that the first ever real computer: Was an Amstrad with like 2Mb ram
Then: A Pentium 1 133Mhz (YUCK)
Then: An Olivetti M64 (I think that was its name)
Then: A Dell PIII 500Mhz (Got it the week P3 500 was out)
Then: G4 400Mhz
Now: Powerbook 800Mhz
iMac g4 800Mhz!
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Reply 41 of 84
July 24, 2002 12:18AM
My family had a TRS-80 Model 3 and a Olivetti daisy-wheel printer. It was fascinating to watch that printer go.
Reply 43 of 84
July 24, 2002 12:49AM
[quote]Originally posted by Powerdoc:
<strong>My first computer was an amiga 2000 with a HD 40 GB and a PC card in it.
This computer was really amazing at the time, and i have play a lot with it.
Now Amiga is dead; it's the end of a fine story
(nearly dead i should say, but practically it's dead)</strong><hr></blockquote>
Its not dead, its pining for the Fjords!
<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
Seriously, the Amiga is being reborn with a G3 or G4 processor and should be out next year sometime.
Keep up on Amiga related news at: <a href="
The Amiga celebrates its 17th year birthday, came out a little over a year after the Macintosh. It was being developed at the same time that the Macintosh was being developed. Atari almost bought out the Amiga company, but Commodore outbid them.
Reply 44 of 84
July 24, 2002 12:51AM
[quote]Originally posted by thuh Freak:
<strong>my first was an amiga 500. it was the most amazing computer in the world because it had a program that could translate things i type into speech. My friends and I would spend hours just putting dirty words into it. I love the way it sounded out words like "shit". Oh, those were the days.</strong><hr></blockquote>
I once used an Amiga 1000 to cuss out a friend of mine over the phone as a joke. Turned out the joke was on me and his grandmother answered the phone. She thought it was cute that a computer was able to cuss.
Reply 45 of 84
July 24, 2002 1:02AM
[quote]Originally posted by Mulattabianca:
<strong>What was the first computer you ever had??
How about your first computers and computer experiences???</strong><hr></blockquote>
First computer that I ever had was a Timex/Sinclair 1000, my father bought it from a Supermarket because I wanted a computer but he couldn't afford the ones I wanted. Later he get me a C64 by itself, and then later a tape drive. I bought a 300 baud Vic-Modem with my Christmas money, had to dial the number by hand, wait for the tone to answer, and then unplug the handset jack into the Vic-Modem. What fun it was!
I used to hang around Radio Shack and learn from TRS-80 computers with my friends. We also crashed some Apple and IBM computer labs at colleges while we were in high school.
Reply 46 of 84
July 24, 2002 1:13AM
Reply 47 of 84
July 24, 2002 1:46AM
My first computer was an AST all-in-one Cirex 66Mhz computer. It had a 4x CD-Rom drive and Windows 95 was brand new. I used it to play cds and watch the weezer music video titled "Buddy Holly" that was on the Windows 95 disk. I thought it was the coolest thing...
Reply 48 of 84
July 24, 2002 3:07AM
Apple II (died in thunderstorm)
An old LC (In my grandmothers basement)
A performa 6214CD (In the hallway closet)
A 333 mhz iMac (tangerine) (It was returned when the new iMacs came out...three days later)
A 400 mhz iMac DV (Blueberry) (Im sitting in front of it as we speak)
Im ready for a boost so I think the next tower steve puts out, is MINE! Bwhahahaha!
Reply 49 of 84
July 24, 2002 4:15AM
My goodness, did nobody else buy a ][gs? Perhaps that's why it was the end of the line... I had to stop toting mine around from place to place last year. Broke my heart. I bought everything for that machine. Tass Times in ToneTown, Ancient Land of Ys, and on and on... I was young enough at first that I didn't really understand the difference between games for the old Apples and for the gs. It was a weird split world. I used that machine intensively for at least six years.
Anyway, after that:
PS/2, same sad story of a computer that couldn't be upgraded reasonably.
Three or four NEC Pentiums
Homebrew Pentium 600
Blueberry original iBook
iBook 700 combo
Reply 50 of 84
July 24, 2002 6:35AM
Not only the snake it! game is on the mobiles... my nokia has also something as the space combatments .. so i just fire everything i see..
I remember also the printers when i was a kid.. they used that horrible paper that never ends and has the holes in the sides... That i could find in the hospitals till quite recently.. maybe still use it...
I don't know what my mom'd answer if someone asked her what is the difference btw a tv and a computer. I guess she'd answer sth like i workwith the computer but not with tv...
I think she has NEVER used a computer...
Never been interested in them...
Instead.. most of my boyfriends have complained i'm too nerd <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
Strange.. no one's had an altair 8800?? I'd love to see and try one .. if there still are those somewhere...
Gee... <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
Reply 51 of 84
July 24, 2002 6:36AM
[quote]Originally posted by AllenChristopher:
<strong>My goodness, did nobody else buy a ][gs? Perhaps that's why it was the end of the line... I had to stop toting mine around from place to place last year. Broke my heart. I bought everything for that machine. Tass Times in ToneTown, Ancient Land of Ys, and on and on... I was young enough at first that I didn't really understand the difference between games for the old Apples and for the gs. It was a weird split world. I used that machine intensively for at least six years.
The Apple //gs was Apple's last attempt at trying to breathe more life into the Apple // line. It was, of course, overshadowed by the Macintosh line. But IIRC they had their own Finder for the //gs, a GUI, a mouse, 3.5" disks, and everything else. But it was too little and too late.
Reply 52 of 84
July 24, 2002 6:53AM
Reply 53 of 84
July 24, 2002 1:09PM
Hey, do you guys remember games like Uninvited, and Shadowgate and Dejavu?
Man, those games ruled. If they remade them with todays technology, I'd buy them in a second even if I already knew what was going to happen. They'd blow Myst III (and other games of the ilk) out of the water.
Reply 54 of 84
July 25, 2002 4:15AM
some other mac can't remember
homebuilt pc (really big p.o.s.)
Soon to be powermac.............
Reply 55 of 84
July 25, 2002 12:37PM
My first computer was a Packard Bell 233MhZ Pentium. ICK!
Reply 56 of 84
July 25, 2002 1:00PM
[quote]Originally posted by Flounder:
<strong>Hey, do you guys remember games like Uninvited, and Shadowgate and Dejavu?
Man, those games ruled. If they remade them with todays technology, I'd buy them in a second even if I already knew what was going to happen. They'd blow Myst III (and other games of the ilk) out of the water.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Those are my favorite games of all time. The Uninvited just plain RULED.
Reply 57 of 84
July 25, 2002 1:11PM
first computer was some Tandy thing running DOS. My neighbor was throwing it out and we took it because we had nothing else. It was pretty bad but at least I felt like I had a computer.
My mother works in public school so she had like 6 LCIIs in her classroom back then. I used to use those all the time. They were a hell of a lot better than the Tandy. The graphics alone were amazing to me. We brought one the LCIIs home for the summer and then we kind of knew we wanted a mac.
This was 1996. Apple was doing horrible and nearly all our family and friends said Apple wouldn't be around and they were crap anyways.
For Christmas 96 my mother surprised me and my brother with a Performa 6360. I remember opening the package of my first computer. so cool. I must have watched that damn Apple Performa infomercial 100 times wanting one of em.
In August 1999 I bought a B/W G3/400 AGP from Outpost. It was poor timing and I knew it. Outpost also sent me old stock that didn't have the rev 2 motherboard with the new ATA chip for 2 drives so they allowed me to return it. I put off my purchase until I saw what came out at Seybold SF and the G4 was released.
I was set. I wanted the G4/450 AGP. I checked outpost everyday for when they got their shipment. they got it but my mother was at work. By the time she got back they were sold out. the next day apple did the infamous speeddump. So I bought a 400AGP for what a 450 would have cost me a day before
My brother bought a 9500/180 MP last year on eBay.
My mother bought a Powerbook G4/667 last October..
So I'm do for a G4 replacement
Reply 58 of 84
July 25, 2002 8:37PM
Second hand Radio Shack TR[a]S[h]-80 - 8Ks of RAM I think.
Reply 59 of 84
July 27, 2002 7:41AM
Started automatically on power up - no boot time!
Plugged into my telly
128 odd graphics resolutions - even different ones on the screen at the same time!
4 joystick ports or 8 paddle connectors
8 sound channels!
Never crashed - still hasn't (i still play arcade pacman sometimes!!)
Everything I ever plugged into it worked
Still, its good to know that modern G4s have come such a long way . . . erm, haven't they? . . .
Reply 60 of 84
July 27, 2002 2:06PM
Apple II GS---> Performa 630CD---> iMac Rev.A (bought it the day it came out)--->iMac DV Indigo 400--->???(TiBook Hopefully)
My brother bought a iMac DV SE 400, my sister has a iBook 600 (current low end) and my grandma has the original Rev. A iBook (Blueberry). My cousin will probably be getting an iMac by christmas (my first switcher!!!)... my brother will be getting a 17" iMac (that I will be using until the next TiBook update