Write about your first computer.
Back on September 1, 2020, PCGuy IV posed this question in his Truthful Tuesday post. So I’m just going to copy and paste from that post for my answer here.
My first computer (circa 1982) was the original IBM PC. It came with an 8088 Intel chip that ran at a whopping 4.77 MHz. The operating system was PC-DOS, it came with two 5 1/4 inch floppy disk drives and no hard drive. I upgraded it with something called an AST Six Pack, which added a clock and calendar so I didn’t have to enter the date and time every time I logged on, plus some additional RAM, a parallel port, and a serial port. Then I added a 10 Mb hard card, figuring that a 10 Mb internal hard drive would last me a lifetime. I also bought an RBG color monitor from Princeton Graphics and an Okidata dot matrix printer.
From the software perspective, I got WordStar for word processing, VisiCalc for my spreadsheet, and Microsoft Flight Simulator for fun. I soon added a blazingly fast 300 baud Hayes modem and discovered online bulletin boards and, eventually, something called Prodigy, on online subscription service that was a precursor to America Online (AOL).
Personal computing has certainly come a long way sonce the early 1980s, hasn’t it?