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My First Computer

Write about your first computer.

I wrote this post in response to a JetPack prompt….

I was so proud, as a teacher, to be able to purchase a Mac Classic through a plan with School District #84, Vancouver Island West. So excited, I was! I remember waiting in such anticipation for its arrival!

It was basically a little box with a slot for a hard disk. You remember the kind? But, for me, it was a veritable TREASURE!

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All we had was dial-up connection, which was amazing at the time, but, of course, painfully SLOW. I enjoyed and appreciated being part of that internet world of the time. I kept it around for so many years. However, someone else has that old computer now though I still have some disks somewhere.

I had transitioned into a much bulkier PC with much improved internet, though still often unstable. Next came an HP laptop, followed by a Toshiba laptop, and then….oh my… iPhone SE, which became almost my EVERYTHING in one tiny space.

A WONDER! Phone book, photo album, notebook, dictionary, encyclopedia, assorted book collection, music source, everything you could imagine! Talk about CONVENIENCE and ADDICTION! I was literally lost without it!

However, I now own a slim, light, MacBook Pro laptop, an iPad 10, and an iPhone 8 with great unlimited internet service and seamless connections. I will often spend hours lost in the alluring world of Facebook, Instagram, and various other online social outlets.

The wonderful world of computers!



What do you think?

What’s YOUR computer story?


7 comments on “My First Computer

  1. Durrance Rev
    February 3, 2023

    The internet…those were the days.

    Liked by 1 person

    • annj49
      February 15, 2023

      Hehe! They still are the days, though much improved, huh?
      Thanks for reading and responding!


  2. Gwennie
    February 4, 2023

    Mine was Microsoft ME. Gateway brand. Lol. It crashed all the time. But, I loved that computer.

    Liked by 1 person

    • annj49
      February 15, 2023

      Thanks for sharing your story, Gwen!


  3. Rye Fehling
    February 15, 2023

    Love your computer story. My first computer was a Tandy (Radio Shack) SL1000. It had an 8086 processor with 5 1/4″ and a 3 1/2″ floppy’s and used the Deskmate operating environment. At it’s base was DOS. When I brought it home I only knew how to switch it on. There was the C:/ prompt. Now what? I read the entire manual from cover to cover, started inputting DOS commands, figured out a few batch commands and I was flying! Before the internet there was FidoNet. S.I.G.s – special interest groups kept me interested and sending mail packets to a distribution node via the Bluewave Mail Reader. Heady stuff in those days!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • annj49
      February 15, 2023

      I think I used earlier computers at work and school. I remember those floppy disks and DOS, but the Mac was the first one I actually owned, I believe.
      Thanks for sharing your story!


  4. Tim B
    February 26, 2023

    I had one!

    Liked by 1 person

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