I say old, but it was just back in 1981.
How about this in 2003 via the wayback machine
Hope this does not cause offence .
I wonder if they anticipated how the internet would decimate print journalism?
Hard to believe that this had such a "Wow!" factor, innit?
I remember Telecom Gold in 1982 - an early email system. And Super Janet - an early application of the internet for academic use. But then I worked for them back then. Well, I say "worked"..................
I remember Super Janet...
didn't get into computing till the 90s
Crikey. I had a PC back in 1980.
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Did some stuff on an old mainframe at Chelmsford university, when I was at school, in the seventies, too. I don't remember much about that, to be honest.
This was mine, in the days when we taught programming instead of just playing games and chatting.
Don't forget the humble Word Processor
Regards the Bear
My early computer was a Commodore. I actually had a Commodore 128 first, which had more memory and a better display than the Commodore 64. The C128 had a "64 mode" that could use all the C64 programs.
The C64 was on my short list but ended up on the cutting room floor in favour of the, relatively, new kid on the block that was running MS DOS 2.11. In those days PC DOS was a separate entity and not always compatible.
I had an MS DOS 2.11 computer. I had to load the OS anew from a 51/4 floppy disk every time I wanted to use it.
My first exposure to the PC world was the Amstrad 9512 which was more of a word processor than anything.
Regards the Bear
Funny, coz I loathed the old BEEB, MM.
I still rather miss my old Amiga. If I could get hold of an A4000, I'd probably buy it, if I could find the cash.
If I want to do any DOS work, I use an Amiga emulator, coz that's way better'n MSDOS ever was.
It was what the schools bought in. When we changed over to Macs it was like heaven.
My first computer was the VIC20 (the predecessor to the C64), in school at the time there was a divide between which was best at the time, the vic20
or the zx80. I preferred my vic as I could put game cartridges into the back and I had a massive collection of three games cartridges (thinking back
now they probably only ever made those three), which could be plugged into the back to play instant games.
A few years later I got the spectrum 128, where I have memories of the loud screeching noises from the attached tape player while waiting for a game to load. Usually taking about half an hour for a simple game to load which 90% of the time failed and had to be restated. I remember extra pleased to get a carrier bag full of games which took weeks to go through for a couple of minutes of game playing time.
I remember it well. (My ex was a teacher). Oddly enough, I actually preferred the ol' Spectrum to the BEEB.
But, then, I'm a bit weird.
I think that somewhere in the rafters my old spectrum and games are hiding. I might retry it one day.
I'm sure mine is, somewhere. Sadly, my pseudo-daughter blew my Amiga up.
I was looking at zx80 and the vic20 too, but they did not make the cut. I do remember coveting the Amiga 500 when tat was released.