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Old April 21st, 2012, 05:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The A500's been around longer than we thought!

I spotted this while backing up some files on my tablet today. Look closely at the "datestamp" line.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 05:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow... I hadn't realised how advanced things were back then
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 10:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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In 1969 my brother was a Systems Analyst, and worked on an IBM System 360 Model 70. Just for fun last night I looked up some Google Imagery on that beast. I am not sure when micro computers first hit the DIY scene, but I believe it was long after that. As for me, I got my first "pc" in 1978, a TRS-80 Model 1 with a whopping 4K of RAM and a cassette deck for program and data storage.


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lol im sorta old enough lmao

my first games console,. sega master system
my first pc ,. e-machines 733mhz 512gm ram, 15gb HDD
my first phone,. bt cellnet was bigger then my galaxy ace,had a 1inch screen, colour screen? = black and green lol didnt even have the snake game lmao did bring contact numbers up faster then my ace thou hahaaha
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We are dating ourselves here.

My first "video game" was none other than the original Pong! Circa 1976 I think.

My first cell phone, which I still have here, was a Motorola bag phone we bought around 1990. It used the same gigundous battery that our first camcorder used (a Panasonic shoulder mounted model) so that was a plus. Of course that phone was no more than a telephone back then.

I recently read that someone was going to ressurect the design of those old "brick" style cell phones (the ones that looked like military walkie talkies held to your ear) and put modern 3G guts in them, just as something nostalgic.
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first videogame :Sega master system
first pc :TRS-80 128kb
first cell :Nokia 252c
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first videogame :Sega master system
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Which model TRS-80 did you have? I eventually got the expansion interface and "Level II" with the 16K memory upgrade for my Model 1.
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In 1969, My MOM started kindergarten. I will have to ask if she had an A500 for Christmas that year.
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