Originally Posted by G29Reload
Damn someone here older than me. Got in around amber mono screens 2400 bauds going to 9600 then those blazing 14,400. Recall twin 5 1/4 floppies no hd. .bat files in dos.
The first computer we had resided in an old filing cabinet filled with wired cards. The keyboard was pieced together from miscellaneous buttons from adding machines and cash registers and was housed in a nicely stained wooden box just like the monitor that use to be an old b&w TV.
The 8086 my Dad bought had an amber monitor as well. I remember always wanting a green one. At the time I think the whole PC cost about $2200.
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