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  • It was an amstrad CPC464 and i suppose it looked like a normal computer realy just a very early, retro version
  • It was just a black box, a big keyboard with a green and black screen. It was at school, about 30 years ago now, everyone was really excited when we got "the computer" :-)
  • Commodore 64
  • Never saw the computer. It was 20 miles away. I accessed it via a teletype unit with a paper tape punch/reader. Ca. 1971 high school math class. We had to write some fairly involved programs in BASIC.
  • yes it is a dell deminsion 4600c with a 19 inch flatscreen. it is small and the screen sits on top of it
  • BBC micro. http://gallery.e2bn.org/gallery_images/0802/0000/0127/ict_equipment33_mid.jpg and it's still in my parents loft, was checking on ebay last week, they are going for pretty good money now!
  • actually it was a dell but only used for looking things up had a 12" screen but there was one onther which had 6' screen in green and black type. it was a ibm,not sure of the model.
  • Let's put it this way: It used a card reader to input programs I wrote in Fortran to perform simple transistor circuit analysis.
  • Tried for 15 minutes to upload an image.... It was a circuit board with a 20-key keypad and a two digit led display and had 256 bytes of memory.
  • I was in sixth grade and it was an Apple. I remember playing Oregon Trail with my friends. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/AstroJade/retroapple.jpg
  • A Texas Instruments TI99A. That is, if you don't count early calculators and adding machines.
  • It was the Digital PDP-8/e, a 12-bit "minicomputer" (before Intel invented the microprocessor, on which today's personal computers are based). The PDP series was introduced in 1965 by Digital Equipment Corp. to compete with the huge, expensive "mainframes" leased by IBM to big businesses. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDP-8 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programmed_Data_Processor Here's the front panel view of the basic computer (CPU): http://www.xconomy.com/wordpress/wp-content/images/2008/07/pdp_8_e_trondheim.jpg The paddle switches in the bottom row were used to enter data directly into the accumulator (nowadays part of the CPU). Typically the operator keyed in a "bootstrap loader" with instructions that enabled the CPU to read a punched paper tape. The tape contained a "binary loader," a second-stage boot loader, also on a punched paper tape, with instructions to load any of the following: • an operating system • another paper tape • punched cards • a disk drive. • ASR-33 teletype. More on boot loaders here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booting A typical setup with peripherals is pictured here: http://www.technikum29.de/shared/photos/rechnertechnik/dec/lab_8e.jpg The CPU is in the middle of the right-hand tower.
  • I'm a little younger than some here; I cut my teeth on a Trash-80 Model III. Man that thing was a *powerhouse*! TWO floppy drives, and a whopping 48K of RAM!
  • It's 386. Like a small TV
  • No, it was more than a hunderd miles away at Sandia Labs in Albuquerque, NM, and we were at high school in Los Alamos, NM. Big ol' room sized thing from the pictures we were shown, but in the early seventies, we would have believed 'em if they told us little elves did the math for us!!!
  • Never saw the actual computer. We entered data with punch cards. THe computer ran cobol programs. Even after 30 plus years, those original programs are still in use, buried deep inside windows programs. My first personal computer was a 8088 pc, 640k ram and no hard disk. Lotus 1-2-3 ran from one 540k floppy disk

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