Saturday, April 28, 2012

My First Computer

A couple of days ago, a few of my colleagues started a thread about the first computers we had. In my case, my first actual personal computer was a Pentium clone, which I was able to buy a year after I actually started studying computer sciences at the University of Costa Rica. Life circumstances didn’t allow me to get a computer before, and I have to admin that choosing computer sciences as my career without having any idea about how computers worked!

However, I did have a kind of computer when I was a kid…I had an Atari XEGS system, which on top of being the coolest gaming console ever, it had personal computer capabilities with the addition of a keyboard. The XEGS system, part of the 8-bit computer line,  was released in 1987, 25 years ago !!!

Here are some pictures of my beloved Atari XEGS system…

 

File:Atari XEGS keyboard.jpg

File:Atari XE joystick.jpg

File:Atari XG-1 light gun.jpg

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