View Poll Results: How old are you?

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  • < 20

    2 1.22%
  • 20-30

    17 10.37%
  • 30-40

    46 28.05%
  • 40-50

    50 30.49%
  • 50-60

    37 22.56%
  • 60-70

    10 6.10%
  • > 70

    2 1.22%
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Thread: Poll....Player Age?

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    I had Commodore PET's and early Apple Mac's (they were called MacIntosh's back then) in school. When I grew up my first computer I ever owned and bought with my own money was a Tandy 1000. I remember a rich friend of mine got a Baxter, and my Uncle had a Commodore 64 and I was super jealous of both of them growing up.

    I furiously devoured books about BASIC programming and I would do it in big department stores that had computer models available to the public for practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramethzer0 View Post
    I would do it in big department stores that had computer models available to the public for practice.
    PCs displaying inappropriate text scrolling on the screen which the salesmen had no clue how to stop....ahhhh...the good old days!


    -Morloc

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    Quote Originally Posted by myrkana View Post
    your poll is weird. you have the 20,30etc.. in two answers so it 30-40 or 20-30? D:
    Think of 30 like midnight. It is neither tonight or this morning. It is 30 something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morloc View Post
    Like...machine code? Yikes...yer a glutton for punishment. I'm pretty sure all CoCos shipped with Basic?


    -Morloc
    It had BASIC but only 4k of memory. You had to optimize the code quite a bit so that it would fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ornias View Post
    I had a TRS-80. The day I upgraded to a cassette drive so I didn't have to type in the programs every time was sweet.
    Quote Originally Posted by zicky View Post
    Fifty-nine here. My first computer was a 4k Radio Shack Color Computer which I used to program using binary. Set me back $649.00. Wrote several games on it. Thought I was really doing something when I could upgrade to 16K. LOL!
    My first computers were also various models of the CoCo. I remember having to type in the program from magazines and then losing them when I shut off the machine. Upgraded to the cassette. Seemed like I always had to use a teeny screwdriver to adjust the head on it to get the program to load. Then Finally I upgraded to the 5 1/4 floppy. I later found out I could punch a hole in the disk to make the other sided writable. After that I started on the Tandy 1000...not sure which one. After that was on to IBM compatibles.

    I still have a CoCo around the house somewhere. I have a few years of "Rainbow Magazine" up in the attic. I have games on cassettes. Boxes of games in original packages stored away. I have bits and pieces of computer parts and peripherals hidden around the house. I am such a pack rat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamida View Post
    ....I remember having to type in the program from magazines and then losing them when I shut off the machine. Upgraded to the cassette. Seemed like I always had to use a teeny screwdriver to adjust the head on it to get the program to load.
    Yeah, absolutely the same
    I had first computer with 8080 processor and 4Kb RAM.

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    -One of the few people who mourned the Nixon impeachment.
    -Missed going to fight in Vietnam by some months and mourned.
    -Later, my fist wife (whom I outlived and still mourn) turned me from the Dark Side of far right politics. Carried a NOW card while she lived, because... Love.
    -Much later, found the nicest person in the world, so I married her. I don't mourn so much now.

    Everything else I did that I (and others) used to think was amazing, is fluff.
    Last edited by Aldranon; 4 Weeks Ago at 04:35 PM.

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    75. Zork was the first game I remember playing on early Apple (Apple II?). Had to keep graph paper on desk to map out text-based travel and encounters with trolls. My Dad had a Lisa.

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