[rescue] First computers (was FS: Timex Sinclair 1000)

Kevin Fitzgerrell fitzgerrell at gmail.com
Wed May 5 08:39:27 CDT 2010

On Tue, 4 May 2010, Mike Loewen wrote:

> > First computer I programmed was the timeshare system at Lawrence
> Livermore
> > Berkley, dial-up from private school in Oakland, CA, 110 baud acoustic
> > coupled modem on an ASR-33 (w/ papertape!)...
>    The first computer I learned to program was an IBM 360/67 at Penn State
> in 1969.  The first one I owned was a TRS-80 Model III in 1982 (16KB,
> cassette storage).  The oldest computer I worked on was the IBM-built
> AN/FSQ-7 (SAGE) computer, vintage 1957.
> My fond early memories are of the Kronos timeshare system on a CDC 6000
series (6400 I think) at the Bureau of Standards in Boulder.  Worked great
for programming and playing lunar lander and hunt the wumpus on the

I also had an early TRS-80 color for home computing :)


Kevin FitzGerrell

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