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Home computer poll

Poll #1774965 Home computer poll

Have you ever owned any of the following home computers?

ZX-80
2(5.4%)
ZX-81
8(21.6%)
ZX Spectrum
9(24.3%)
VIC-20
3(8.1%)
Commodore 64
4(10.8%)
Acorn Atom
0(0.0%)
BBC Micro
2(5.4%)
Acorn Electron
1(2.7%)
Amstrad CPC
3(8.1%)
Apple II, IIe or IIc
1(2.7%)
Dragon 32
1(2.7%)
Atari 400 or 800
1(2.7%)
Oric-1
0(0.0%)
TRS-80
2(5.4%)
MSX
0(0.0%)

Comments

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firin
Sep. 2nd, 2011 02:25 am (UTC)
As well as a ZX81 and ZX Spectrum Plus, I also owned an Amiga at one point. I can't remember if the first Miruvor was constructed using the Amiga and a Star LC-10 dot matrix printer or whether that happened a few issues in, but the Amiga was certainly responsible at one point!
philmophlegm
Sep. 2nd, 2011 08:24 am (UTC)
I'm afraid I was classing both the Amiga and the Atari ST (and for that matter 286 PCs and Acorn Archimedeseseses) as a later generation of computer. The ones on the list above are all (I think) 8-bit.
beckyc
Sep. 2nd, 2011 07:30 am (UTC)
No, but my family used to own some of them and we had access to other machines at weekends and school holidays through Daddy's work (the teachers had to look after them)

You missed out the commodore pet btw
philmophlegm
Sep. 2nd, 2011 08:25 am (UTC)
The Commodore Pet and its beautiful rhomboid monitor bezel would have been the next on the list if livejournal allowed more entries, honest!
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philmophlegm
Sep. 2nd, 2011 08:24 am (UTC)
I'm afraid I was classing both the Amiga and the Atari ST (and for that matter 286 PCs and Acorn Archimedeseseses) as a later generation of computer. The ones on the list above are all (I think) 8-bit.
knirirr
Sep. 2nd, 2011 08:05 am (UTC)
I once had one of these. It ran a nice ASCII space invaders and also the colossal cave adventure.
philmophlegm
Sep. 2nd, 2011 08:27 am (UTC)
The link doesn't seem to work for me.
knirirr
Sep. 2nd, 2011 08:29 am (UTC)
That's odd - it's working here. The illustration is as the userpic, and here's the description:

The Superbrain was an integrated system with keyboard, display and disc drives. The system used two Z80A microprocessors at 4 MHz, one for the main processing, and the other for peripheral activities.

The dual 5" floppy disc units could be 2x170 KB (single side), 2x340 KB (DS), and a 10 MB CompuStar hard disk could be added.

The SuperBrain was sold with the CP/M operating system, Microsoft Basic, an 8080 assembler and Microsoft Cobol 74.

The SuperBrain II appeared in 1982. It offered a faster and enhanced disk operating system, new video visual attributes and better graphics capabilities.

philmophlegm
Sep. 2nd, 2011 08:39 am (UTC)
Yeah - it's working for me now too. Very odd.

By an amazing coincidence, the first comment on that post is from an author called Matthew Hughes who says he wrote his first novel, "Fool's Errant" on a Superbrain. I actually own that book! Not read it yet, but it's supposed to be quite Dying Earth-y.
lil_shepherd
Sep. 2nd, 2011 01:22 pm (UTC)
Could we have a 'none of the above'? My first home computer was an Amstrad 1512 within a month of it coming out, and I've used a Tonto (also known as the QL-i-phone at work, I really wasn't interested until you could get a decent word processor.
philmophlegm
Sep. 2nd, 2011 06:15 pm (UTC)
I didn't have enough poll options for 'none of the above' and I took the view that 16-bit PCs like the Amstrad 1512 were a more advanced generation than the 8-bit computers listed above.
pelago_uk
Sep. 2nd, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
As well as a ZX-81 and Speccy I also had a Texas Instruments TI-99/4A back in the day. The C64 I acquired more recently.
king_of_wrong
Sep. 3rd, 2011 09:18 am (UTC)
I'd ask for an 'Other' tickybox, but that's a pretty comprehensive 8-bit list...
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