History with Computers, redux

I stumbled across an old post of mine1 where I talked about my initial experiences with a computer.

Continuing this2, adding more detail, and bringing it up to the present day, should be both fun and illuminating.

I have since come across such reminiscences by others, listing out their “firsts”3, the computers (and calculators!)4 they’ve used, and sometimes going many decades back5 in time!


  1. over six years ago! ↩︎
  2. over time, perhaps as a “series” ↩︎
  3. I don’t think I remember my equivalents of these anymore ↩︎
  4. written fifteen years ago now, preserved thanks to the Wayback Machine ↩︎
  5. 1968, in this case ↩︎