To: Red Badger
My first computer was one of these. Bought it at the old Venture department store for $99.95. Boxy, black & white graphics and a membrane keyboard that would wear out rather quickly. Took forever to load programs from the cassette recorder (it's hard drive.)
Introduced: July 1982
Price: US $99.95
CPU: Zilog Z80A, 3.25MHz
RAM: 2K, 64K max
Display: 22 X 32 text
Hooks to TV
Ports: memory, cassette
Peripherals: Cassette recorder T/S printer
OS: ROM BASIC
posted on 12/23/2008 7:38:43 AM PST
(Resist the Obamination!)
I had one of those!!!! Won it as a freebie gift from a time share...............
posted on 12/23/2008 7:40:48 AM PST
by Red Badger
(I was sad because I had no shoes to throw, until I met a reporter who had no feet.....)
I had (still have, actually) one of those!
And with the massive 16K memory add-on. I used electrical tape to try to stabilize it, but sometimes it would still jiggle and freeze the computer.
I wrote some good programs on that thing.
posted on 12/23/2008 7:59:46 AM PST
I still have one of those up in my attic somewhere.
came as a build it your self kit.
posted on 12/23/2008 8:53:47 AM PST
Taught myself programming on one of those.
posted on 12/24/2008 4:21:18 AM PST
(When the rapture comes, can I have your stuff?)
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