Quote: Originally Posted by Knightman
I was working for Radio Shack Canada when we just started to carry computers 8 kilobyte and 16 kilobyte units from tandy
Do you remember the Pocket PC Tandy used to carry? I still have mine and it still works great.
A whopping 4K of programmable RAM, and ran BASIC.
The beauty part of that was, my high school and college teachers never knew what it really was, other than calculator. So, they always allowed me to use it in tests and exams.
The thing about BASIC is, you can write any
string of code as a comment line, if you label it as a REMark
Hey, and being able to write a little mathematical program to handle all of the tricky statistical calculations really helped me in my mathematics exams! :P
Or, when sitting in history class, I'd just run my little game of hang-man I happend to have programmed in the night before and I didn't have to be bored for the entire 45 minutes!
You could even hook it up to a little printer and tape drive, but I didn't have the cash to spring for those at the time.
Ah, the golden age of computing... when it really was magic to a lot of people not "in the know."