First Computers & Gaming Consoles

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I am currently having a chat with my mate BJ who is a frequent commenter on Erk Pod. He is halfway though listening to the Erk Pod Round Table (episodes 80, 81 & 82) and he has told me about his first computer from 1982. It was a Tandy TRS-80 Model 3.

Above – BJ’s first computer. It had a massive 48kb of RAM!

Above – The first computer that Erk used in primary school in 1984 – the Microbee.

Above – Erk’s first gaming system – the Coleco Vision, 1980’s.

Above – the first computer Erk owned – the Amiga 500.

Above – An Atari 2600, a popular first gaming console of the 1980’s.

Above – Richard commented about the Texas Instruments TI99/4A, pictured with Bill Cosby

Above – Natalie commented that her first computer was an Apple II-E. It looked something like (but not exactly) like this.

Above – The Commodore 64 has often been mentioned as people’s first computer.

Haven’t we come a long way? What was your first computer?

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4 responses to “First Computers & Gaming Consoles

  1. Those old computer and game consoles bring back memories. My first computer was a Texas instruments TI99-4a and Tandy 1000 EX and TX. Game console was an Atari 2600. Great Round table shows.

  2. Cheers, Richard. I’m glad you enjoyed the shows.

  3. An Apple II-E, circa 1989. Man, that thing was huge. No mouse, with a keyboard inbuilt into the hard drive.

    I was so impressed though. I used to write stories on the word processing software and print them out on one of the old dot matrix printers (one font only). Those were the days…

  4. BJ

    Natalie – the Apple II-Es were great !! We had a couple of them at Forster High School in the 1980’s, as well as a Microbee.

    And those Atari games machines – everybody wanted one of those !!

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