Which one was the first computer you owned?

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  1. The Pirate

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    I thought it could be interesting to share how we got introduced to the world of personal computers. Coming from the old Soviet Union, I did not have as much choice as the fortunate souls in the West.
    My first computer was a DIY named Микро-80 (Micro-80).Keep in mind that a DIY in the Soviet Union was nothing like a DIY in the United States or England. One thing was having the schematics. Another was obtaining the parts. We didn't have Radio Shack. It took me almost a year to gather all the parts. It was based on a Soviet clone of Intel's 8080, the КР580ВМ80А, with a speed of 2.5 MHz. This is a photo I found in Google. Mine didn't look anything like it.

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    This was my first computer bought after the fall of communism in 89 :drunks:

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    I wish Commodore didnt fuck up there business. Cuz I bet they would be making the best computers out there TODAY.
     
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    I’m dyslexic, never could code. so soon gave up on the spectrum, got the bug again when the 128 came out and I could play Elite on it. Next was the Atari and when I discovered you could plug it into the Yamaha DX7 and run this program called Pro 24, that was it really.....
     
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    The ST was an amazing machine (still is), it is where I first learnt what a sequencer was.
     
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    That had a pretty good RAM compared to the ZX Spectrum, but the CPU was dog slow in comparison
     
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    The Commodore C64 was my 1st computer. That was around 1983 I guess.
    Before I had a Mattel Intellivision, but not sure if it's called a computer :dunno:
    To get one I told my parents how important it is to learn programming, it's the future.. well, I used it for gaming - guess I wasn't the only one.. (who played "raid over moscow"?) :facepalm:
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    Atari in action
    edit 1994/5, I think, my memory of the early 90s is a bit vague
     
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    If only IBM had thought to include MIDI ports on their 8086, they would have won the audio market. Instead, I had to buy a damn DSP card with MIDI in/out
     
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    AMSTRAD CPC464 Great and affordable with color monitor included... Boring thing was the tape recorder to save and load data...
     
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    Can't remember if this was before or after getting a Spectrum, it had a calculator, so it computed.
     
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    Apple II c 1984....booted off large floppy disc. Still have it in original boxes with many years of dust covering the print.
     
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    i found a broken one and kept it , did check out the eproms and dream bout to repair it......but later i did got an used c64 version 1 from my parents
     
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