RE: Old PC Technology (was: RE: certification; was: ranting STC)

Subject: RE: Old PC Technology (was: RE: certification; was: ranting STC)
From: "Lauren" <lt34 -at- csus -dot- edu>
To: "'Poshedly, Ken'" <PoshedlyK -at- polysius -dot- com>, "'D. Michael McIntyre'" <michael -dot- mcintyre -at- rosegardenmusic -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "'Simon North'" <sintac -at- home -dot- nl>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 08:39:20 -0800

I wasn't interested in computers when I was young, but my brother had a
Commodore 64. I don't know what it did but it was some sort of computer and
I guess was one of the first types available when computers started to be
marketed for home use. Now Wiki lists the release date as 1982, but my
brother had his in 1979 because he had to give it up when we left California
for a short time in 1980. We left with minimal possessions and almost all
of our animals including a cat named Commodore. So now I don't know what he
really had. He ripped the "Commodore 64" label off of the computer and the
label was kicking around for several years. I know that there was a
Commodore computer in the house in 1979. But current information about it
contradicts the years I remember it.

My first computer-ish thingy was a Brother typewriter that had an LCD
display and could save to disks, but I was using computers at work, so I
wasn't completely in the dark ages of technology.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+lt34=csus -dot- edu -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lt34=csus -dot- edu -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> Behalf Of Poshedly, Ken
> Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2007 5:21 AM
> To: D. Michael McIntyre; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com; Simon North
> Subject: Old PC Technology (was: RE: certification; was: ranting STC)
> Yeee-Haw!!!
> Mr. McIntyre, you stated in an earlier post that you are now
> are in your
> mid-30s.
> My first PC was a Franklin computer that was compatible to
> the Apple II+
> (which was all the rage at the time). I bought that Franklin brand new
> in December 1983. It cost me about $1,500 or $2,00 and was
> equipped with
> a card that ran CP/M, which allowed me to run Micropro's
> WordStar. DAMN
> good program!!


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