RobIrr wrote:ETA: First computer? Of my own? Sinclair ZX81 (kit-built), although I used to use TRS-80s at school previously. I moved onto BBC Micros after that, making some money from writing programs, but never really enough to live on.
Yay! Mine was a ZX81 from parts, too. I think it had 4 KB of RAM? Not long after, I was using one of those acoustic-coupling teletypes to connect to a PDP-11, mostly for playing Zork (under another name, and it took me a terribly long time to realize that that & the Zork of which I'd heard were one & the same) and Trek (it's ALL related!). When I did my Commodore days, it was all CBMs & PETs; I don't think I ever touched a C64, somehow.