January 29th, 2002, 10:35 PM
Games I played...
On my PCjr, the ONLY game I could get to work was the intro work your keyboard game. It wasn't too bad...
Welcome to Hell , where we have served more than all of the fast food chains put together! And the number grows everyday! Stay tuned!
January 29th, 2002, 11:05 PM
Where should I start? My commodore 64 w/ it's cool cassette tape drive (NICE!) I also had a Dove 300 baud modem. the cradle kind. Sweet!
I was a cracker back then. I was in the GAC. We'd have contests to see who get past the copy protection first. It was fun. Not for profit. Those were the days.
I also had a CPM machine. It was a big translucent green box that was one of those all-in-one cases with a tiny monitor and it weighed around 80lbs. portable back then.
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
- Samuel Johnson
January 29th, 2002, 11:18 PM
Ahh, the good ole' days! My first computer was a Packard Bell 486SX. I don't remember all of the specs for it, but I believe it had a 4X CD-ROM drive, 2400 baud modem, just a few hundred MB hard drive. It was a real speed demon! I had Windows 3.1 installed, DOS 6.0 probably, and I used QModem software to dial the local BBS's.
That was the first computer I actually owned, but I have been using computers since I was about five - that's when I got full exposure to true 'floppies!' Oh, the fun I had! I still have that old Packard Bell somewhere in my closet.
January 29th, 2002, 11:41 PM
January 29th, 2002, 11:52 PM
AT&T 8086 - a whooping 10 MHz, 5 1/4" drive, 20 MB of HD space, and 640Kb of memory....oh yeah...ran DOS 3.2...by the time of it's death, it had somewhere around 20 viruses on it
January 30th, 2002, 12:01 AM
first one i ever used...was a main frame at the local university...not even sure what kind...but it was running the NMR research dept in the early to mid '70's...played lunar lander...but there was no screen...just a keyboard and a teletype thingie...entered the "lander data"...and a line would print out to show you the result...
I still have a copy of one of those print outs somewhere...
First one i owned
apple IIe with 64k...around 1980? (gaaad...i'm old... )
2 floppy drives...one for the os one for yer files
no mouse yet...wasn't a gui yet...did have 2 paddle wheel controllers for playing games tho..my fav was decathalon...
cost over 2000 bucks...
had a program called visicalc...the first spreadsheet prog...and really one of the first useful end user progrs ever invented...i believe it became Lotus1-2-3
if you use excel xp today....you could prob run visicalc without much trouble at all...(probably run better actually hehe)
I used to be With IT. But then they changed what IT was. Now what I'm with isn't IT, and what's IT seems scary and weird." - Abe Simpson
January 30th, 2002, 12:13 AM
Anyone wanna sell any of your old computers or old computer parts? I have recently started to collect the classics. If so, reply, private message me, or email me.
January 30th, 2002, 12:15 AM
Mine was an old mac... I dont rember what model it was tho....
Keepen it real