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    Saturday Night Fever

    I'm just sitting here at my machine, browsing AO, and thinking what am I doing and why am I doing it. Saturday night , even an old guy like me should have something better to do. I have been diagnosed as an addict. I remember my first fix, "It's a computer, it's called a Spectrum -try it , you'l like it" It made me sick at first , but I then got usedf to it , pumped my self full of Basic, but it drained me , I thought I'll have to get off this stuff, and after a struggle , kicked the habit. Many years later, someone asked if I knew anything about computers, they had a problem, said I would have a look. That was the relapse. 386's, 486's, DOS etc, . I have never recovered and feel that this disease will live with me forever. Suggestions on how to overcome this disease not required. On a more serious note , what is your earliest recollection of computer's, seeing one or using one ?
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    I am only 20, so my experience with computer does'nt go back too far. The first computer we got was a "wang"(i have a cheap ass for a dad)/lol, we got it around 8 years ago. We used to play "pit", does anyone else remember pit? That game was fun as hell. That's about as far back as i go.

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    Im 20 too, so I haven't seen many old computers in my life.
    the oldest one I remember is an Apple my aunt used to have and I remember playing a city-building game (probably simcity -1) and actually enjoying it.
    \"Great spirits always encounter strong opposition from mediocre minds.\"
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    Apple IIc . . .and charlie browns ABC's.
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    I'm 25 and I remember an apple pc we used in grade school.We use to play number and word crunchers with it.
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    I'm 21.. but I've seen quite a few older machines in my day.....

    My first comp was a Tandy 1000... man that was old.. with it's 10MB of HDD space.... I can remember the old apples at school.. the IBM PS/2 386 and in Gr 6.. it was a classic.. We had Icons.... Those were the greatest computers, 1 big unit, a track ball right next to the keyboard...I've always wanted to find one to put in my room.

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    Well looks like i got you guys that have posted so far beat. My first computer was a commodore 64. It had no hard drive only 5.25 floppy or tapedrive. Anybody else out there remember the good old {load "*" ,8,1 }? oh yea and we had the c64sx as well. it was one of the first portables with its big bad 4 inch b/w monitor god that was great unless of course you were trying to edit text.

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    I had a sinclair zx81 as my first ,if i remember right it came with a mind blowing 2k expandable to 16k .You can still buy them for ~100$ a really overpriced calculator basically.
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    I forget what year it was, but my mom's boss got a Apple II at work. He showed me "Zork" or at least that is what I think it was called. For those who don't remember it was a text based game...maybe a little like D&D. Anyway, I remember thinking how cool it was. Here was this guy having a conversation with the computer. I was blown away.
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    I'm 18 but the oldest compuer I have every seen was a 186. Not sure of the brand but thats the earlist comptuer I remember messing around with.

    I don't think it had a hard drive because to get the computer to work you had to put in a 5.25 floppy.
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