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1  Retro Computing / General Discussion / Re: New users: Introduce yourself on: March 22, 2009, 05:56:54 PM
Hello all,
Dave Ellingsworth here.

And yes, I'm guilty also of relishing the days when 64k was a lot of ram and having 2 disk drives that held 140k each was like heaven. Started out with an Apple II+ back when disco was still on the way. Loved that little machine and wasted oodles of time sitting at it, pecking away. I can remember spending hours entering, then debugging, code from mags like Nibble, and Hardcore Computist. That machine taught me more about programming than I learned in college!
Moved into Macs a few years later, but I still tinker with the old Apples now and then. Right now I have the original II+ that I had to start with, a Platinum //e, and a couple of the //c.
I'd mention the MS-DOS machines but they don't really count, do they?
When I was first getting paid for programming, way back when, I did some contract work on Commodore systems. Boy, you're right about unreliable disk drives!

Dave
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