I did a little video for St Patricks day, but it also brought back memories of my first computer experiences. A Sinclair ZX80, a Commodore 64, and many other machines that I thought were so cool for their time.
Feel free to share your experiences in comments.
sinclair clone called the decibels zx spectrum+ . I still have it even though the membrane keyboard basically oxidised itself to bits http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?id=1000517 My experience is uncannily similar in my case it was my best friend who had got the original zx spectrum from his aunt in the uk and brought the manual round to my house. shortly after that our next door neighbour went for a visit to the uk and breough back another zx spectrum… needless to say I learnt everything about the machie by rading the manual as I did n’t have access to one. then afte about a year of coaxing my dad I got him to buy me one. I was 14 at the time 🙂
Awesome stuff….thanks for sharing
My old man (who died in 2014 at 89) did the same for me with a Radio Shack Color Computer (the CoCo), featuring 64 whole K of RAM, cassette tape-based external storage (later upgraded to a 5 1/4″ floppy), assembler software, and a subscription to Rainbow Magazine… thanks, Pops!
And thanks to you for the memories, Connor.
I started learning “BASIC” at age 8 (1984) with my teachers’s Texas TI 99 , then I received a Microdigital TK85 (http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=976) as a gift and years later the model TK90X (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TK90X)…, I still remember those fantastic machines …
background music in this video is making your voice not much audio able.
turn the volume up 🙂
I started using computers (Commodore 64c) on 1986, at 10 years. The company my father was working for bought them and they offered employees to buy personal ones at the same discount price (they were not affordable in Argentina). Then came an XT (1990), 386 DX2 (1993) and so on….
Saint Patrick Day’s is also a great day for me, it was my mother birthday!
Ah the XT… great little machine. I remember working with one and we were blown away by its 10MB hard drive 🙂