My post yesterday about the PetaFlop got a comment:

“My first PC was a Win95 with an incredible 800mb memory…I laugh about that now…”

I laughed, because my first computer, they weren’t called PCs in those days, was an Aussie Dick Smith System 80, 16kb RAM, no HD, and you loaded the programmes via cassette recorder. I was the envy of all my friends because they had TRS 80s with only 8kb RAM.

Note the onboard cassette tape recorder, the external floppy disk drive came later when the 5.25" floppy disks were invented

Note the on board cassette tape recorder, the external floppy disk drive (l) came later when the 5.25″ floppy disks were invented

Mine was decommissioned years ago, I can’t remember its fate.

Oh, and the internet was still just a dream…

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