I began collecting micro computers in 1995, feeling nostalgic about the good old days of 8 bits computers.
For me it all started with the Atari 2600 that we bought in 1977, we played games on that machine.
Then in 1979, I bought my first TRS-80 Computer from Radio Shack, it had a nice 4K of ram and a cassette recorder to store programs. I quickly upgraded it to 16K of ram. Not long after that I changed the TRS-80 for an APPLE II+ with 48K of ram.
From 1979 to 1984 I kept upgrading from the APPLE II+ 48K to the APPLE IIe 128K ram. I even got an APPLE IIc, it was the portable computer of it's time...
Then in 1984 APPLE introduced the MAC with 128k so I tried that but did not like it, because of no color and small screen and at the time the PC from IBM was expensive and brain damaged with the Intel 8088 chip in it. So, I looked elsewhere.
There was the APPLE II GS but that was becoming an old machine. Then COMMODORE came out with the AMIGA, now that was a dream machine and not expensive for what it could do, we are now doing with the PC's what that machine could do then. I have owned an AMIGA 500, and an AMIGA 2500 and I think they were the best machines of the 80's by far... But then INTEL came out with the 80386 a bit less brain damaged, and MICROSOFT came out with a WINDOW version that worked Windows 3.0, so in 1990 I became a PC user and have been ever since.
I have gone from a 386 to 486 to Pentium 90 mhz and I now own a PENTIUM 150 mhz with 32Megs EDO RAM, running WINDOWS 95 and I paid about the same price for the APPLE II in 1979 that I paid for this system. And I have a feeling it won't be my last computer...
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