In the site supporter thread, the topic of our first computers came up. I thought I would start a new thread to start a walk down memory lane. Is anyone else watching Halt and Catch Fire? I have enjoyed this show as I remembered a lot of the events they are tying together into that story.
My first computer at home was a Time Sinclair 1000 I even had the 16K memory expansion. I remember how much that membrane keyboard kicked my butt. The best part was, my machine (bought used) seemed to have a bad internal connection and after spending hours typing in a program, a bump to the side of the box would often result in a reset! I still thought it was cool. I then spent time on a Commodore 64. On the Commodore I spent time on private bulletin boards in addition to being active on Quantum Link. The funny part is, I had no idea that it evolved into AOL. I was never an AOL user. I had lost interest (or bandwidth) before the transition from Q-link to AOL.
I graduated to an original IBM AT. The case took up my entire desk and it had a whopping 20MB hard drive! I don't know how old that thing was when I got it, but I would say it was already out of date when it hit my desk. I guess, you could say, the rest is history. Computers went from being a toy to a tool. Replaced the AT with a clone. I really wasn't online (at home) very much between '90 and '95. By the time I was online, I was using the AT&T internet service rather than AOL.