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IBM PS/1 - My first computer

IBM PS/1 PC

Do you remember your first computer? Well, I do, thanks to this tweet from Célia Leocádio, I found my first machine in this old computer archive website.

Back then I knew almost nothing about these machines. When my parents bought it, I was about 11 years old. I only wanted to play games. The only contact I had with computer programming was in some BASIC lessons I had at school, where we just copied code from paper to an editor, and then some pretty colored and flashing ASCII art would appear. I had no clue of what I was doing.

I'm not sure of the real specs of this computer, it was an IBM PS/1, I believe it had something like 2Mb of RAM, the CPU was a 386sx with speed probably around 10Mhz and came with Windows 3.1 installed.

I remember playing games like Accolate Grand Prix, Prince of Persia (the first game I was addicted to), Crystal Caves, Pacman, Italia 90, and allot of others.

I could now just end up this post saying "those were the days", but well, that would make me feel old :P