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    Awww Bless! - Retro computing pic of me

    My father sent me this last week after he had spent a bit of a marathon session with a negative scanner. It's me, circa 1982/3 with my first computer, the illustrious ZX81
    I love the way I appear to be coding something - which must have been a game - and due to the lack of any computer desks back then I'm on the floor :/
    Oh yes! And note the black and white portable TV with dial tuner

    Awww Bless! - Retro computing pic of me-me-zx81.jpg


    Anyone else got any retro pics of themselves with classic computers/consoles?

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    Im too young to have any retro pictures of me

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    The closest I'd have would be of me playing sonic on a megadrive. Does that count as retro?

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    I wasnt even born then lol

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    @ZeroHour. LOL. My first computer is older than you

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    Quote Originally Posted by bladedanny View Post
    The closest I'd have would be of me playing sonic on a megadrive. Does that count as retro?
    Mario on the NES.

    Does that make me older than you? Or have I just been a nerd longer?


    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    I wasnt even born then lol
    Same.

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    Actually, I'm starting to feel a little old now, and unless someone pulls an ace and has a piccy of them with a ZX80 I'm in trouble......

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Mario on the NES.

    Does that make me older than you? Or have I just been a nerd longer?
    I think the latter, I'm 24. I was about 7-8 when I got my first computer/console.

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    Nice 16K RAM Pack.
    I built a wooden tray for mine to stop it falling off during marathon coding typing.....

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    I stuck with the tried and tested Blu-Tak. By the time I got rid of it (I had it for about 3 years) it had a proper keyboard and a whole raft of add-ons. I wish we'd kept it now. It'd probably be worth a fortunes for the add-ons alone!
    I 'upgraded' to a Commodore C16, then to an Atari 130XE and once I'd been posted to Germany with the army finally got myself a C64

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    I had an orginal game boy but no computers until id left school at 16 and that was a pc world special!

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    I was given an Amstrad CPC464 and then upgraded to the newer one...which in my head was a 646, but i might have made that up. It had a cartridge reader in the side of the keyboard and came with the game Burning Rubber i think....

    EDIT: Actually im getting them the wrong way around i think....

    http://zonadepruebas.org/garillete/Amstrad/CPC464plus.jpg"]http://zonadepruebas.org/garillete/Amstrad/CPC464plus.jpg"]http://zonadepruebas.org/garillete/Amstrad/CPC464plus.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I stuck with the tried and tested Blu-Tak. By the time I got rid of it (I had it for about 3 years) it had a proper keyboard and a whole raft of add-ons. I wish we'd kept it now. It'd probably be worth a fortunes for the add-ons alone!
    I 'upgraded' to a Commodore C16, then to an Atari 130XE and once I'd been posted to Germany with the army finally got myself a C64
    I still have my white ZX80 in a box [ working ] and it's something I will never sell or get rid of.
    I was lucky enough to have a Dad who no matter what bought home from work the latest bit of kit at the time. So I went though all the ZX range, BBC and commodore kit.

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    Ah, it was the 464+!

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