Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?

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To: Dave Phillips <dlphillips@...>
Cc: LAU <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Friday, November 7, 2008 - 8:07 pm

On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 10:47:05AM -0400, Dave Phillips wrote:

The first computer I used was a Data General minicomputer running BASIC, accessed through an Olivetti TTY terminal with yellow rolls of paper, huge Linotype-style keys, an acoustic-coupled 300-baud modem, and a punch-tape reader/writer.

The first computer I "owned" (my dad bought it) was an Apple ][ with a floppy disk and an 80-column color monitor. I ended up using it more than him, and it migrated from his office to my room a few years later, when he bought himself the original IBM XT.

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The first computer I bought for myself with my own money was a complete Atari 1040 ST system in 1988, along with a greyscale monitor, a Roland MT-32 and a Roland RD-250 piano and a copy of HybridArts SMPTETrack. I bought it explicitly to make music. Made a ton of MIDI music with that setup for about 4 years, then bought an Apple Macintosh Classic with EZ-Vision. Quite a few years after that I got a PowerMac 7100 running DECK II and released a CD using that. I didn't do any music for many years (but plenty of Linux stuff) until 2006 when I bought a Mac Mini running Debian and then the year after I bought the ASUS laptop I've been recording and gigging with ever since. So that's the complete history.

-ken
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[LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Dave Phillips, (Fri Oct 31, 2:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Ken Restivo, (Fri Nov 7, 8:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, simone-www.io-lab.org, (Fri Nov 7, 8:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Max Stein, (Sun Nov 9, 6:54 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Markus Schwarzenberg, (Mon Nov 3, 11:12 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Patrick Shirkey, (Mon Nov 3, 4:55 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Sean Bolton, (Sat Nov 1, 11:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Joern Nettingsmeier, (Sat Nov 1, 6:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Nick Copeland, (Sat Nov 1, 8:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, The Other, (Sat Nov 1, 1:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Arnold Krille, (Sat Nov 1, 9:04 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, David Olofson, (Fri Oct 31, 9:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Matthew Smith, (Fri Oct 31, 9:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Fons Adriaensen, (Fri Oct 31, 8:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, david, (Sat Nov 1, 6:17 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Paul Davis, (Fri Oct 31, 10:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Brad Fuller, (Fri Oct 31, 11:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Paul Davis, (Fri Oct 31, 11:16 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Arda Eden, (Fri Oct 31, 9:06 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, david, (Fri Oct 31, 6:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Folderol, (Fri Oct 31, 5:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, alex stone, (Fri Oct 31, 5:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Gordon JC Pearce MM3YEQ, (Sat Nov 1, 1:37 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Rui Nuno Capela, (Fri Oct 31, 5:05 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Edgar Aichinger, (Fri Oct 31, 4:39 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Philippe Hezaine, (Fri Oct 31, 4:26 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, James Stone, (Fri Oct 31, 4:25 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Mark Knecht, (Fri Oct 31, 4:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Johannes Mario Ringheim, (Fri Oct 31, 4:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Mik Prims, (Fri Oct 31, 4:04 pm)
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Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, David Baron, (Sat Nov 1, 6:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Ken Dawson, (Sat Nov 1, 11:40 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Veronica Merryfield, (Fri Oct 31, 4:24 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Darren Landrum, (Fri Oct 31, 3:37 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Joe Hartley, (Fri Oct 31, 3:36 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Gordon J. C. Pearce MM3YEQ..., (Fri Oct 31, 3:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Dave Phillips, (Fri Oct 31, 3:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Christopher Stamper, (Fri Oct 31, 3:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, David Adler, (Fri Oct 31, 3:21 pm)
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Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Jan Weil, (Fri Oct 31, 3:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Brad Fuller, (Fri Oct 31, 3:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Christopher Stamper, (Fri Oct 31, 3:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, drew Roberts, (Fri Oct 31, 6:14 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Christopher Stamper, (Fri Oct 31, 6:33 pm)
[LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Louis Gorenfeld, (Fri Oct 31, 6:45 pm)
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Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Rob, (Fri Oct 31, 3:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Crypto, (Fri Oct 31, 3:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Andre Majorel, (Sat Nov 1, 5:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Joseph Dell'Orfano, (Sat Nov 1, 6:06 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Tobiah, (Fri Nov 7, 7:58 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Joe Hartley, (Sat Nov 1, 6:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, David L. Craig, (Fri Oct 31, 3:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, plutek-infinity, (Fri Oct 31, 3:14 pm)