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Author Image   Three quarters of the way through the last century,
I purchased my first “computer”, a Texas Instruments TI-99/4A keyboard style computer for $600.00, which used a television set as the monitor.

Texas Instruments 99-4a
Texas Instruments TI-99/4A

If I remember correctly, about the only peripheral you could adapt at this time, to this particular system, was a tape drive for recording and as it was a long time ago, I could stand to be corrected. As time went on, I gradually upgraded to better computer systems and along the way I experienced quite a few challenges as to maintaining and upgrading the systems. Practical computer experience is both good and bad . . . good, if you succeed . . . very unforgiving and costly, if you fail!

This project was brought about as a result of a need. Simply put, the need to help my daughters to try and understand the workings of a computer, using layman’s terms, a whole lot of patience and saving a lot on long distance phone bills. To say the least . . . It has been quite an experience!



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