[rescue] long shot... anybody got a Gateway 486?
jplist2008 at kiwigeek.com
Tue Apr 30 08:40:39 CDT 2013
On Mon, 29 Apr 2013, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> First computer I used was a dial-up teletype ASR-33 (I think) with a 110 baud
> modem (the big tan one you shoved the handset into), not sure what it was
> connecting to, a 'public' machine at Lawrence Livermore Labs at Berkely around
I can't win - I'm only 33 - but the first computer I used was a Z80 CP/M
machine my Dad designed and built from scratch when he was figuring out
how to do such things (Which impressed me then a lot more than it does
now, since I have the same thing running on breadboards at home).
The first computer game I played was DUNGEO(n) on RK05 pack on a
PDP11/34a that the old man bought from the New Zealand Department of
Health (one of their two primary minis)... when I was five.
This is, undoubtedly, what got me hooked - and why I collect computers
today. I have a row of SGI Onyx2 racks at home and, one of these days, the
first time my son (currently 7) plays DooM (or Quake) will be on at least
three Onyx2 racks tied together. It must, or I have failed as a parent.
Enjoy the day;
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