Hey, I wrote my first programs on an IBM 1130, with 8k words ("k", not "m". 16kb).
(Punch cards, too!)
Remember the days when 128mb ram was considered a lot?
- I remember my first TI-99/4A, and you must be mistaken, it wasn't 128 mb, but kb, and the ti had 16 kb. It was a wonderful machine.
The Atari ST later on had, I think 128 kb, but only the 1024, not the 512. And it was hard to obtain a harddrive here in Europe, which had a storage capacity of 20 MB, and the advanced model could take 40 MB. I drove to Britain to get some of these.
The MB RAM, Atari produced some, and we soldered it into our 1024s, but sadly enough, Atari failed to market the Falcon, so we had to resort to IBM's crappy Intel processors. Motorola unfortunately never recovered, although everyone had hoped for a fast 32-bit processor. Some turned to Apple, some to IBM for office compatibility.
(So far, so good: Grandpa's war stories, part 1)00
- Yes. My first laptop had windoze 95 with 48 MB RAM.00
- The first (mainframe) computer I used had 32KB of ram, with an added 8k....
My first mini-computer had 8KB of ram (4K was used to hold the Basic interpreter and DOS).
My first home computer was huge -- all of 64KB against the standard (at that time) of 8KB.
Funny -- I seemed to get more done on all of those machines, compared to the modern (home) one with 32gB10
- My first computer had 1k of RAM (only 876 bytes available to the user); it took me six months to save up enough to buy an external RAM pack to increase it to 16k.20
- Yep. My first computer was a Commodore 64. My first game console was pong and the controllers were a box with a knob.00
- I can remember working on systems with 16k of memory or less, That was core store memory not RAM. RAM had not been invented then00
- I worked on IBM machines so it was just in the machine. ROM was the big thing, not RAM. Punch card programming. and then on 5 1/4" floppy disk was the entire word processing program and dictionary and room to put your work on it.00
I remember the quote from Bill Gates saying 640k is enough for everybody but he denies it. Logic states that he didn't actually because the limit was imposed by IBM not MS although the statement did catch on because seriously, at that time, everybody worked with just 637kB.
Hmmm... Memories suddenly flooding my head of my now gone 8088 booting up to a slow RAM count to 640kB.00
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