I know I’m quoting an old post but wow,my first was the C64 and I was 5 too.Prometheus wrote: ↑Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:12 amI keep noticing this in most people's introductions, so I figured that I'd make a thread about it here in Off Topic. I've looked through the entire section, and can"t find a pre-existing topic in this vein, so…
What was your first computer?
Mine was a Commodore 64 (the later off-white coloured model), which I got when I was about five or six years old.
Whilst I never really got my head around programming (I don't have the mindset for it – I seem to struggle with learning any sort of second language, for some reason ), I learned several valuable lessons from having a computer of my own, like the need to treat things with care, the value of trying new things, and the very basics of telling a computer what to do from a command-line. The latter is what sometimes causes me to get a bit confused when I encounter people who have a fear of command-lines, as I just can't see what there is to worry about. (I didn"t really deal with GUIs until 1996, when my family got a computer with Windows 95 installed, and I remember all too well how incredibly confusing and unintuitive I found it.)
What was everyone else's?
Do you/anyone remember playing frak? Kickstart? Monty the mole? ET?
I remember my family and myself going to the bowlers carboot sale in Trafford park (Manchester) a bit late and a lady had a bin bag full of c64 games and gave them to my dad for nothing.
My dad had to do the language and commands for me and I remember once he programmed it using the manual to make gunshot noises-sounded like farting though that was no gun.