** On Wednesday 16.03.22 - 21:05, aLPHA wrote to All:
So my *first* real computer was a TI-99, but I barely
remember that. I was like 10 or 11?
Your message of March 16 seems to have show up here only now.
If a programmable calculator can be deemed a computer, then
does the SR-51A count? I was in my final year of highschool
when my parents doled out $450 for one of those for me.
I still have it, sans the battery pack. The battery pack had
started to leak at some point so I trew it out. Now I realize
that maybe a BP-1 battery case fitted with 3 x AA batteries
I seem to recall that some of the keys started to have contact
issues, so maybe the whole thing of bringing it back to life
just to use it for a few minutes is pointless.
But.. just holding it my hand sure brings back a lot of
It was really the C64 that was the love/obsession of my (1980's) life. My father knew I has been pining for it [..]
So, my father died exactly 4 weeks ago today. While he was in the
hospital, I bought a C64 on eBay, on impulse. [...]
Sorry to hear about your father. Artifacts have a powerful way
to trigger memories.
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