Happy 30th Anniversary to the PC

This really makes me feel old . . . I still remember my first PC XT computer with 128Kb of RAM, no hard drive, 5.25 floppy drive and a 10″/11″ composite (green) monitor. I remember wanting a hard drive (a few MBs) but couldn’t afford it because I was 12 yrs. old. I spent way too much time on that machine and still remember it running way into my university days. I wonder if it is still stashed somewhere . . . I’m sure it’ll still run when I power it up now – that thing is indestructible! I have taken it apart and put it back together so many times and having that computer to play with while I was young served me well as it has paved the way for me to be the techie that I am now.

While I haven’t been able to really keep pace with the newest tech nowadays, I’m still able to tinker/assemble/fix my PCs at home or at work whenever they would unexpectedly malfunction. I still remember DOS (commands) and rejoiced when Windows 3.1 came out. Although, it wasn’t very much later when I was able to get my hands on a 386 computer (running Windows). I’ve gone through all iterations of Windows including 95, 98, Me, XP, Vista and now 7. I’ve stayed true to the PC and while Macs are very much the popular computer nowadays – I have not owned a single Mac. I have considered one quite a few times in the past but haven’t really pulled the trigger as I have problems with the fact that I probably wouldn’t be able to tinker with it as they are closed systems.

While I do admire how the Macs perform, I’m cheering for the PC to live another 30 years . . .

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