Throw Back Thursday: Your First Experience With Computers
JStew: I'm just young enough that they've always been around since junior high, but also just old enough to have been using the most archaic, old-school computers on Earth. We had Commodore computers before the 64k even. If you wanted to play Oregon Trail or something like that, you actually had to load the code into it via cassette. Yes, cassette. Not a floppy disk or anything that advanced. An analog tape to run a "digital" computer. Oh the humanity.....
Cori: I remember walking into Mrs. Baker's 4th grade class at the Asa C. Adams School in Orono, and sitting down to a huge white computer. Pushing the on button, none of us knew what they heck to expect. We had been taking "typing" lessons on word processors up at the high school, but we had never seen anything quite like this.
The first game we learned to play was Oregon Trail.
When my family got our first computer (an old IBM, I think) I used to play "Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego. That was cool.
Then when I got a little older, the internet came out. That AOL dial-up sound will forever be stuck in my head.
As will the sound the AOL instant messenger made.
We put it out to Facebook and the airwaves this morning about your crazy throwback computer stories. There were some awesome tales of simpler, yet more confusing times.