you: ugh, the wide-ass bezel on that screen is so distracting
my first computer display:
same pal, same.
@TheGibson 👊 even got the parents to spring for the 16kb RAM expansion once I proved to them I was writing programs that needed more than 2k
I didn't hit that mark... but I was writing in Basic about the same time as English... age 4.
@djsundog @TheGibson I got the Extended Basic module (and a matrix printer) for the TI99/4a when I wrote my parents a program to print lists for the annual stocktaking (with automatic devaluation and such). We lugged that setup into the shop each year well into the 1990s (until they got some specialized software for their trade that included a product inventory).
A while ago I dug out a photo of my actual computer setup at the time: https://mastodon.infra.de/@galaxis/101688336765095331
@djsundog that's pretty classy
@KitRedgrave really was the centerpiece of a room
@djsundog I think mine had a remote control. On a wire.
@moopet our first vcr has a wired remote with like a 25-foot cable on it, and we wore that damn thing out
@djsundog First thought: this thing is probably very dangerous in the sense of overheating. Maybe there are big fans at the back?
@yrabbit nah, but it was chock full of heat-generating vacuum tubes and you could smell the dust burn off every time it warmed up
@djsundog So this is literally a playing with fire🙂
@djsundog Behold, the glorious cathode-ray tube !
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