RE: Back to the Dark Ages.

Subject: RE: Back to the Dark Ages.
From: "Ed Gregory" <ed -at- gregorynet -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 20:07:35 -0500


First computer:
Radio Shack Color Computer, chiclet keyboard, 8K of RAM, data storage on a
Radio Shack cassette tape recorder.

First program:
Six hours the first night to learn enough basic to turn the $600 computer
and $300 TV into a $9.95 alarm clock with fancy sounds and flashing colors.

Other items in my computer collection:
Atari 400, Atari 800, Intellivision something or other, AT&T multi-user Unix
Box, Kaypro, Radio Shack Model 100, the original IBM luggable computer (45
pounds), a Grid Compass laptop, and a whole long series of home-built 386,
486, Pentium and AMD machines.

My workshop in the garage out back looks like the fabled "Lost Computer
Graveyard." I have to keep the door unlocked and open a crack so old,
unwanted machines can limp in during the still of the night and throw
themselves on the pile.


-Ed Gregory




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