Re: Computer Reminiscing!(Formerly Re: Extropians Mailing List - Approval Procedure)

From: Sabine Atkins (
Date: Thu Nov 09 2000 - 07:17:52 MST

You guys were soooooooo lucky: I always was interested in computers, but
my Dad wouldn't even let me touch his computer. My Mom finally could
afford a computer for me when I was 17, it was a Commodore Amiga 500. In
1995, I finally got a Pentium-I-60Mhz box, and I was almost 25 years
old. Living in Germany, my Mom and I couldn't afford internet access
until the end of 1998.
So, I want to take this opportunity to thank my husband Brian Atkins for
uplifting me into a world I dreamed of for such a long time: A private
network, consisting of 9 computers. He helped me building an
AMD-Athlon-700Mhz box, I got an Apple G4 cube (just for the looks of
course :-) and an OpenBSD server.

Eliezer wrote:

> Ha, I may be young, but even I can one-up that one. Not only did I > have to
> type the program into the computer by hand, I had to retype the > program into
> the computer each time I turned it on. It had no persistent storage. > I think
> I was around six, seven years old.

and wrote:
> Well, as long as we are reminiscing about computers, my first experience in
> computing was with the lovely Apple IIc, programming BASIC and LOGO right
> from the command prompt. I guess that was about 1980, I was in 2nd grade

Sabine Atkins --
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Member of Extropy Institute, DE:Trans, Cryonics Institute

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