What was you're first experience with a computer? in General Discussion Posted June 5 ZX Spectrum 48K (from Sinclair Research, 1982) is the first which I owned. Learned BASIC programming there, made my first "graphics" (1985 or so, I was a lad) and created some small games. But really, first thing I gamed on, before all that, were the arcade machines, in pubs, etc. Really low pixels tho. At friends' homes, besides Amstrads and C64s, the previous to the AT (286, 386, etc), the XT computers. Those with green-only or orange-only screens and 5.25 floppy disks. By then we were using a bit all that at a time: the arcade machines, and all those different "computers" at friends/family homes. My father did use the punched cards for data, at his job, back then. Someone who used to earn some bucks by adapting (weirdly, but worked, tons of silicon) arcade machines joysticks and buttons (the whole panel) made it for my spectrum, so kind of had an amazing system if wasn't the fact that the Amiga 500 and 2000 were the real thing, ahead of its time with multiple cores, and being quite a station for graphics (and music) creation (sigh) ; that was what I had really dreamed to have. Deluxe Paint II and Deluxe Paint Animator were absolute jewels for pixel art. Then the AT became a reality at homes, and I got my 286. Expanding the RAM and optimizing I made it last so many years (till '91 lol, my father used it even longer with Wordperfect). I was not able to get a 386 (not even SX) neither 486, I jumped directly to a Pentium, then Celeron, then Pentium 4, and so on. :D :D. Time flies.