[thelist] Hello World, Hello Stars, Hello Universe

Phil Turmel philip at turmel.org
Sat Apr 16 13:12:05 CDT 2016

Heathkit H-8 w/ H-9 serial terminal & cassette tape loader.  Soldered it
together with my Dad in the summer of '79.  Kicked off my life-long love
of electronics & computing.

On 04/15/2016 06:42 PM, David Kaufman wrote:
> TRS-80 but it wasn't mine. I just used it all day, all summer long, right
> there in the Radio Shack.

Amazing.  I wasn't the only one who did that.  Radio Shack sold several
model IIIs to the school system that fall, so I switched to the school
computers.  Upgraded my machine language skills from 8080 to Z80. :-)

> First one actually ~owned~?  Atari 800 with the BASIC cartridge and a
> cassette recorder for program "storage".

Bought and built my own Heathkit H-100 to carry to college.  Because my
dad wouldn't part with his.

Yeah, I'm old.


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