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Old Nov 9, 2010, 8:48pm   #33
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A Commodore Vic-20 is perfectly good enough. No need to upgrade to that newfangled 64.
Ah, those heady days when Commodore ruled the world and people laughed at that cheeky upstart of a company called Apple. They'll never amount to anything much . . . . .
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Ah, those heady days when Commodore ruled the world and people laughed at that cheeky upstart of a company called Apple. They'll never amount to anything much . . . . .
Acorn Electron (Cut down BBC Micro) followed by and Atari ST 512k . Then first PC at home in 1994 was a HP Intel 486 DX2-66 , with 4mb ram , 512mb HDD and 1mb 2d video card an 4 x CD-rom and 15" CRT. No usb!!

Happy times.

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Old Nov 10, 2010, 9:32am   #35
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Dragon 32 (BBC Micro competitor), followed by Amstrad CPC 464, then Atari STE, then Amiga 600, 1200, and finally a Pentium PC!

Many happy retro memories!
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A sinclair Spectrum (16k which I upgraded to 48k!), then nothing till an Apple Mac LC475 in 94, probably equiavlent to a DX2 at the time, but just 4mb of RAM, with a 40mb - yes mb hard drive,no internet, no CD, and 14"CRT. I could do all I needed on it, including 3D CAD work.

As early as 83 I was doing CAD work on a 128k Apple II, which you had to leave the lid off, there were so many expansion cards the thing would overheat with it on, so I would sit 2 feet from a virtaually solid block of overheating chips.

Come a long way, my work place PC now is an I7 spec, 12Gig of Ram, 2X22" touchscreens, and a 1TB hard disc, largely empty, all is on a server.

Those Atari ST's were cracking machines ( my mate, a computer whizz did a lot of development programming with them - he wrote the code for Daley Thompsons decathlon (amongst other early games), leading to many keyboard replacements. Cos I had the 2600 console, I'd get mailshots for the original Atari 400 and 800 computers, they might have well have cost £1million then, no chance!
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Ah, those heady days when Commodore ruled the world and people laughed at that cheeky upstart of a company called Apple. They'll never amount to anything much . . . . .
Ah, the days of the Apple II and ill fated Apple 3. I remember getting the first Mac in 84 (place I started work for was alo an apple dealer) £1800 for a 9" b and w screen, 128k ram a,d a 400k 3.5 sony disk drive. The Mac's predessor, the Apple Lisa, cost about £7k! they must have sold about 3!
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COD Black Ops £34.70 in Tesco.

They sure know how to retail, that's cheaper than all the e-tailers!

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Old Nov 10, 2010, 2:09pm   #39
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Remember the arcade game Defender? Still one of the best I've ever played. The BBC Micro ran a great version of it - it even had a hot-key built in so that you could swap the screen quickly to make it look like you were doing some work. Many a happy hour spent in the computer lab at school playing it when I should have been doing my IT O-level project. Those Commodore PETs never got a look in after the Beeb came out.
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Remember the arcade game Defender? Still one of the best I've ever played. The BBC Micro ran a great version of it - it even had a hot-key built in so that you could swap the screen quickly to make it look like you were doing some work. Many a happy hour spent in the computer lab at school playing it when I should have been doing my IT O-level project. Those Commodore PETs never got a look in after the Beeb came out.
I have it on my 2600, called 'stargate', not as good as the arcade version.
Was still using the PET's at college in '86, the VIC20 and C64's were pretty good at the time.
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