Posted 09 March 2012 - 03:10 PM
Good day to all.
I'm an old lady in the computer field; been involved in computers since the mid 70s. I was hanging out with folks at the Stanford AI labs. I was at the 1981 West Coast Computer Faire and met the Steves with their new Apple computer. At that same fair I bought myself an Osborne computer which was "portable". It weighed about 20 lbs (at least in memory) and was "state of the art" at the time in personal computers. It boasted 64 K of memory and ran CP/M. I used WordStar and SuperCalc but my favorite program was Adventure (later known as Colossal Cave) a text based adventure game.
Over the years I've bounced back and forth between Apple and PC worlds, always preferring the Apple approach, but somehow ending up in jobs that required using, building, troubleshooting, and selling PCs and their hardware/software. About 5 years ago, I thought I had left that world behind forever, but now, suddenly, I'm back to helping folks here with their PCs and trying to dredge back all that useful old knowledge. I'm hoping this site will help me speed up this process.
Thank you to everyone here.