Day 16 of 30 (in 30 days of Geek) – First computer you’ve ever owned & your favourite ever.

Day 16 of 30 (in 30 days of Geek)…

– First computer you’ve ever owned & your favourite ever.

My First computer was a 286 PC, 12  mhz speed.  With a TURBO BUTTON !

(Don’t ask me why it had a turbo button.)

This amazing piece of technology had a 40 meg hard drive, a 5″ floppy (or was it 5 1/4 ?) and a whopping 2 megs of ram.

If I remember properly, it had a 14″ CRT monitor, and a VGA video card.

I have to note that I got in big trouble though with this PC after a few months, because I bought an additional 2 megs of ram (for 70$) without asking permission from (my newly married wife) Linda, when we were tight on money.  But I HAD to have the upgrade, because it would not run Word Perfect and Pagemaker at the same time on 2 megs of ram.

Not sure about my favorite PC, that old one sure was cool and I have some fond memories.  But I also really like my current wide screen dell laptop and my macbook.  I may have to come back to that question another day.

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