Thinking back, my Mom and Dad were fairly early adopters of computing, which certainly helped spark my interest in technology. We had the Sears Tele-Games version of the Atari 2600. I remember my Dad bringing home a Compaq Portable from the office a few times. Our first true personal computer was the Tandy 1000, sold by Radio Shack. The Tandy 1000 was a IBM PC compatible computer than ran on a special version of MS-DOS. I don’t remember exactly which model, but I’m pretty sure it had the Intel 8088 processor. I remember ours having two 5 1/4 inch disk drives, which made it easy to load DOS and then a program. My favorite game was King’s Quest, a graphical adventure game by Sierra. And of course we had a dot matrix printer for printing school papers.
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Foldable screens are here, but the products are very early versions. I expect I’ll buy something foldable no earlier than 2021.⚡ May 19, 2018
File under “I should have done this year’s ago”. I added favicons to my Favorites page.⚡ April 16, 2018
I added “Asides…” to the site’s sidebar using some custom code for WordPress, leveraging Post Type. Read more here.⚡ November 27, 2016
My next personal computer is probably going to be a Chromebook