[SATLUG] Presidential Candidate Websites

Geoff geofff at w5omr.shacknet.nu
Wed Sep 17 09:34:38 CDT 2008


Ernest De Leon wrote:
> Ah but so was I. I got into tech at a very young age...probably too young by
> most people's accounts. My uncle, a sysadmin for several decades now, bought
> me my first 'computer' at 5 years old.  It was a TI-99/4A which allowed you
> to play cartridges with games on them, or one cartridge with a basic
> interpreter.  As there was no hard drive (nor recordable media that I can
> remember at the time), you would lose your 'program' every time you powered
> off the unit. Naturally, it had no monitor and connected to a regular tube
> tv via a uhf/vhf modulator.

I guess we were 'uptown' back in those days.  I had the tape recorder,
in which to save programs.

Predecessor to the Bournelli box and 8" 'floppies'.  ;)




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