[TriLUG] More computer trivia... First computers
ggw at wolves.durham.nc.us
Tue Dec 13 12:32:29 EST 2005
On Tue, Dec 13, 2005 at 12:22:32AM -0500, Ian Kilgore wrote:
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> David McDowell wrote:
> | I'm feeling too young for this thread... that or not geeky enough. :)
> Heh. My first computer was a P133mhz running Windows 3.11, with 56k
> dialup. I used to love drawing smiley faces with mspaint..
> I'll join you over here in the small people corner ;]
I started computing keypunching FORTRAN decks for my Dad at NYU in 1958
at the tender age of five. Got to play around with a Control Data 160A
Later I used Teletype terminals to call the old GE CAC system and
learned to use RUNOFF (predecessor to nroff) to format text documents
for Dad too.
My first personal computer was a VIC-20 and we expanded it like hell
whenever we could. The Wolves Den BBS ran on VIC-20s, C=64s and C=128s
for a long time.
Now, of course, I have 6+ computers in a heterogenous network and play
with all sorts of things in forced retirement (disability).
It was fun being a 0th generation wiz kid. :-)
G.Wolfe Woodbury `- -'
The Line Eater is a boojum!
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