Re: [softrock40] Did you have oneof these!
- I got an Altair in 1976. It was a kit for "only" $1200. Got it at
"The Computer Store" on Olympic Blvd in Los Angeles. The Computer
Store was the first personal computer store in the country! Came with
8K of RAM, no hard disk or floppy. I used a reel to reel tape recorder
for program storage! Loaded at the fantastic speed of 300 Baud. That
was after you hand keyed in a 21 step bootstrap program with the toggle
switches on the front panel. Came with Altair Basic(took 6K of the
8K). If you displayed the bits as ASCII on the screen of the TV
typewriter used as a display, near the end you saw "written by Bill
Gates and Paul Allen"! It was in a kit, all parts had to be soldered
onto each plug in board and the motherboard(which, I think, was 8 slots)
had 100 contacts for each board that had to be soldered!
Dave - WB6DHW
Mr Doug - wrote:
> I am sure many in this group had this or one of the hundreds of computer models of the late 1970's. For me it was Digital Group. Wow we thought we were hot with 64K (yes K) of memory and that 10 Meg hard drive that cost a thousand dollars or more was really a luxury. Oh the good old days!
- My son sometimes plays BBC Micro computer games on his Apple Macbook, thanks to an emulator. Exile, Elite, and even Pac Man are a joy to behold.
Now, if only the iPad had a Colossal Adventure emulator...