My first computer

by Shijaz Abdulla on 31.01.2008 at 09:15

I just came across an article on TechRepublic titled “Dinosaur sightings: The Commodore 64“. This one was of special interest to me – just because the Commodore 64 is the first computer that I ever laid my hands on!

Check out the specifications on the box (64 KB RAM, wow):

And here’s how it looked. The two smaller white things are modems. I didn’t have one of those on my Commodore 64.

We used to hook it up to the family TV because it didn’t have a monitor. We didn’t have a hard drive either – in those days hard drives on computers were strictly optional! We used to store our stuff on 5.25″ floppy disks of 720K capacity.

This post on TechRepublic brought out a lot of old memories.

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