My first experience of programming computers was on a Sinclair ZX80 in the Autumn of 1980 when my dad borrowed one from a colleague for half-term week. I was hooked.
Then my family got a Video Genie (a TRS-80 clone) for Christmas that year. That started me on a path that lead to my current career.
I now collect old computers from the 8-bit era that got me into computing in the first place:
Here are my main posts about my old computers:
- Amstrad CPC: repairing disk drives
- Video Genie: nostalgia and repairs/enhancements
- Commodore PET: fault diagnosis
- TRS-80: Model III and repairs
- Osborne 1: index page
- RetroMatic 2000: an attempt to interface old and new hardware: index page
To browse all my retro-computing posts, follow the retro category.