Packrat genome project questions

From: Gary Hildebrand <>
Date: Tue Jan 29 19:37:41 2002

> > How many people on this list still have their 1st computer? second?
> > third? every computer you ever used/owned?
I have all of mine, starting with the VIC-20 I bought new. I bought my
first 1541 for $340 (on sale too), and an extender card, and all the
meory to expand it to full capacity. The rest I have purchased used
along the way. I'm up to about 3 Vic's, 5 64's, 7 Amiga's, and one each
of an Osborne 1, TI99/4A, and Timex ZX81 in pieces.

I don't have the computer we loved to hate at Montana State University,
the Xerox Sigma VII. I did APL programming with a 33ASR and acoustic
modem (paper tape storage). Then on to real batch programming with
those $%#$^$#%^& keypunch machines and a crappy Fortran compiler that
bombed out when an error in ONE card was found. From these early
experiences I grew to loathe computers, until the VIC rolled down the
road towards me.

Gary Hildebrand
St. Joseph, MO
Received on Tue Jan 29 2002 - 19:37:41 GMT

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