buckeye farmer if you have an emotional need to post rumors about Bill Gates please start your site for such activity. My coding history started in 1969 with Assembly, RPG-2 and COBOL. My first PC was a Sinclair with the Z80 processor. The last PC we built and sold was in 1999. DOS rumors are not news in my case.Stole, copied.
...My first PC was a Sinclair with the Z80 processor.
When TI got out of PCs I picked up the ti-99 A, the recorder and the speech synthesizer box and had a lot of fun with it. I might have had an Adam system in that era can't remember where I actually owned it or just worked with one. PCs became serious 1981.Mine too! Learned to code on that in middle school. Had a tape recorder for storage and a memory dongle that plugged into the back. Think it was an extra 16k maybe? If you accidentally bumped it you'd lose everything. Good times...
I took my TRS-80 Mod 1 into the office for some routine work that was tedious to do by hand, Spring 1979.PCs became serious 1981.