My first computer

It’s fall. The leaves are turning. Birds are filing their flight plans south. Air is getting cool and crisp. And I have migrated to an Apple computer.

Not sure exactly what prompted the platform change. I’ve been working with i386 (PC) systems for over 15 years — my first PC (as in i386 system…) was a no-brand 286 system back in the days when no-brand-286 systems were called ‘IBM-Clones.’ I think the change was actually due to the culmination of numerous factors; enough was enough, let’s go Mac!

In the beginning, my very first computer, numero uno, was a Sinclair-ZX81. (We ordered a Sinclair-ZX80… but got a Sinclair ZX81… go figure…) Then quickly migrated to an Atari-800 to Apple-][ clones (w/ Z-80 cards for CP/M and Wordstar!) from Singapore (lived in Asia at the time…), on to an Atari-1040ST. Now, I will point out that at that particular time, the Macintosh, Atari 1040ST, and the Commodore Amiga were all in the running. I just didn’t feel ‘right’ about the Amiga, so my big choice was Continue reading