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My Pre-Apple background...
Authored by: josephaw on Sep 25, '03 09:54:43AM

A TRS-80 Pocket Computer Model PC-2
Basic & Assembly Programing
Ploter Printer.
Still works.

A Sinclair Z81
Assembly and Basic Language

A Texas Instruments Texas Instruments TI-99/4A
Used Basic+ Cartridge. Wrote first video game.
Cassette Recorder to save programs.
Still works.

Then a Atari 600 & 800XL
Lots of HW mods and writing apps in assembly.
More Games and WP app.
Cassette Recorder to save programs.
40Char Impact Printer
120K 5.25 floppy drive.
Still works.

Almost bought a AST 386 and ventura publisher but then someone showed me an Apple, almost got a 2GS and then they showed me hypercard and quark and wysiwyg! Sold.

Bought a Mac Plus $1499
w/OS 6.0.4, 800K Disk and a 20MB HD & 1MB RAM!
Quark 1.1, Imagewriter.

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My Pre-Apple background...
Authored by: Mr. X on Sep 27, '03 01:42:36PM

Woa!! I thought I was the only one to know about the Texas Instruments TI-99/4A! :) I wrote a little game in Basic when I was 12 on this thing. I remember backing up on audio tapes... That was a real pain... But still fun.
I just got my new 1.25GHz PB yesterday...
Quite a big difference :P

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