Re: New Poll Question

Subject: Re: New Poll Question
From: Barry Campbell <barry -dot- campbell -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Lisa Roth <roth -dot- lisa -at- jimmy -dot- harvard -dot- edu>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 16:11:40 -0600

On 12/16/05, Lisa Roth <roth -dot- lisa -at- jimmy -dot- harvard -dot- edu> wrote:

> * My first "computer" was an Atari with built-in BASIC. It had 64k
> internal memory and an external *cassette* machine to load games like
> Frogger. I used to have to start the cassette before going to the dinner
> table, hoping it would be loaded and ready to play by the time dinner
> was over.

<snip> a lot of other cultural references that I strongly relate to...

I'm clearly in the same age cohort as Lisa Roth, though my first
computer was a Heathkit that Dad (an IBM lifer) and I assembled; it
involved a soldering iron and second-degree burns. My second computer,
at about about age 13, was a TRS-80 Model I with the oh-so-speedy
cassette interface and 4K of built-in RAM, expandable to a whopping
48K, if memory (pardon the expression) serves.

(I'm 39, but I have the body of a 55 year-old. A 55 year-old who
hasn't taken care of himself very well.)

- bc

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