View Full Version : 1978 is the year of the Home Computer!
Yeah, like this'll catch on......
I'm pretty sure this is the computer my girlfriend in college had in her dorm room.
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Earth 2 Chris
Aug 21, '07, 7:54 AM
When I got my first "real" job out of college in 1998, the office where I worked still had one of these!
Aug 21, '07, 8:26 AM
My dad got a "Timex" key board to attach the the TV to make a computer. He never used it. My friend Brian had one, and showed me how to use it, but my dad didn't believe I knew how to do it, so it just went to waste.:muh:
Aug 21, '07, 8:56 AM
I would not get a PC for another 7 years. In 1985, I had to buy a 124K Macintosh. My university required ALL students to have. It was pretty cutting edge for the time, but it really became nothing more than a glorified word processor when I switched from electrical engineering to political science.
Aug 21, '07, 9:10 AM
Christmas 1979, the Atari 400 with 16k!
It was the shizzle.
Until we got the Atari 800 with 64k!!!!!
Aug 21, '07, 9:14 AM
holy crap how the times have changed,could you believe people were paying $500 for that?
Hey HG I know you hate new technology... is that the computer you're still using now? :grin: j/k but you know someone had to say it
Aug 21, '07, 10:28 AM
That's cool, I had never heard of the VideoBrain before.
My first computer was the Commodore 64. I got it when it first came out around '82. A year or so later, it really caught on, and it cost a lot less than what I paid for it. That's what I get for being an early adoptor (and I still am!) :smiley1:
Aug 21, '07, 10:36 AM
The screen reveals that is a young Aunt May using that thing
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