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Re: Missed "Opportunities"
Posted by John Shearer on December 1, 2019, 4:13 pm, in reply to "Re for Mac
Allan you have hit on a subject that takes me back to my early years in Computing, which, was mainly for my children to advance in the NEW technology. They were all very young at the time but knew that it had to come sooner rather than later. At the time (Late 80's) their school had only one computer for the whole school and were learning absolutely nothing. I was working in Qatar at the time and knew I had to invest in their future so on a trip home, I bought an £800. 8Bit Amstrad 1640 with 2 x 3 1/2" floppy drives that contained the DR (Digital Research) operating System (No Hard drive). This proved very difficult at the time but the bees knees in home computing. However, really useless for learning anything, I then decided to sit down to study both Basic and Turbo Basic at work, in doing so I realised that I needed a Hard drive to do anything with computing so bought a £400 30Mb HD and installed it in the Amstrad 1640 but, that's where the fun really stared. My first task was to obtain a copy of DOS 3.3. Format the HD to accept it and debug my copy of DOS 3.3 (KeyB) to KeyBuk33) Easier said than done but got there in the end and stared to programme and write a menu system so my children could use it with much more ease. It didn't cost much to load all the various programmes needed because we could get anything for pennies in the middle East. Soon after this my company started working with Apple Mac's, which were Light years ahead of DOS (Disk Operating System) PC's
My wife and All my children now use Mac's.
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