Packrat genome project questions

From: Rob Kapteyn <>
Date: Tue Jan 29 15:26:05 2002

I personally get attached to these things, and I have had access to lots of storage space.
So I have every computer I ever owned, and they all work (last time I checked).

The first I ever used was a PDP8-L running FOCAL that someone donated to my high school in 1974.

When I went to another school, the Altair 8800 came out, and I got one right away.
During college and work, I had access to DECs and mainframes.

My next "personal" machine was a Fortune Systems 68000 based unix box.
Then an Apple Mac II
Powermac 6100
Now I am awash in various PCs and Macs.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Ford []
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 12:29 PM
Subject: Packrat genome project questions

How many people on this list still have their 1st computer? second? third?
every computer you ever used/owned?

The first computer I ever used was a IBM 360 via punched cards in Fortran.

First I ever sat in front of and worked on directly was an IBM 1130 via
selectric console running a French version of APL.

First I ever owned was a Apple II, which I still have. Same for the next
five I owned/used; Mac Plus, Mac IIx, Mac 7200/90, Starmax 4160, and my
Athlon based PC.
Received on Tue Jan 29 2002 - 15:26:05 GMT

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