My 1st computer was a Commodore Vic 20 in High School – basic programing, text adventures, casette backup, cool stuff back then. I know I should’ve held out for the extra cash and got a 64 but impatience was my driving force. War Games with Matthew Broderick had just come out so being a geek and hacking computers was starting to get cool. Weird Al was on Dr. Demento, MTV was coming online Grover was playing Yoda in a Star Wars movie and my best friends dad worked at IBM off of 119 in Colorado. He would bring home IBM XT/AT’s and I got learn word processing and basic programming and how to use a single button mouse for the 1st time – talk about weird!
PONG- In the home front there was pong. Some guy in his garage from another state invented this thing that you hooked up to your T.V. and you could play different games with each other.
ATARI – Then came the Atari 2600, cheesy graphics, weird sounds but hours of fun. I quickly learned how to play Space Invaders forever – without dying.
COLECO – Ahh the coleco vision – improved graphics, funner games like DONKEY KONG but still not quite there.
More to come. . .