Day 16 of 30 (in 30 days of Geek) – First computer you’ve ever owned & your favourite ever.

Day 16 of 30 (in 30 days of Geek)…

– First computer you’ve ever owned & your favourite ever.

My First computer was a 286 PC, 12  mhz speed.  With a TURBO BUTTON !

(Don’t ask me why it had a turbo button.)

This amazing piece of technology had a 40 meg hard drive, a 5″ floppy (or was it 5 1/4 ?) and a whopping 2 megs of ram.

If I remember properly, it had a 14″ CRT monitor, and a VGA video card.

I have to note that I got in big trouble though with this PC after a few months, because I bought an additional 2 megs of ram (for 70$) without asking permission from (my newly married wife) Linda, when we were tight on money.  But I HAD to have the upgrade, because it would not run Word Perfect and Pagemaker at the same time on 2 megs of ram.

Not sure about my favorite PC, that old one sure was cool and I have some fond memories.  But I also really like my current wide screen dell laptop and my macbook.  I may have to come back to that question another day.

About andy dingfelder

Andy is a CISO/CTO in the fintech sector with over 20 years of experience in Software Delivery and Team Leadership in multiple industry domains. Master's Degree (MPA) in Public Administration Information Systems and over 10 years of board governance experience for multiple organisations. Full bio is available at: and links available at or follow him on Twitter at Andy lives in the Wellington region, New Zealand with his wife and two daughters.
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