My "screen-name" is 56 Wrecker....because......I have a 1956 Ford 2-ton Wrecker in the back of my yard......taking up space in part of my vegetable garden....
Before I retired, I used it in my "Used Auto Parts" business. I used it for a while here at home.....pulling stumps and lifting heavy items. I don't do that anymore. Wore Out !
( NOT the 56 Wrecker.....it's OK. .... I WORE OUT ! Another Heart-Attack . Dang-it ! )
My first computer was an Apple II + I got that in a Pawnshop. It used a cassette-recorder for "memory". Quite a "novelty", I thought. That was 1980. ( maybe 1979 )
My NEXT Computer was a "Columbia Data Products" PORTABLE that I bought about 1983. With the printer, 300 baud telephone modem, and a few other minor accessories.......it cost me about
$ 5,000.00. It was an IBM-PC "clone" It used two 5.25 inch "floppy" drives.....no "hard-disk". I still have it. ( I figure that I haven't "got my money" out of it yet !!! ) I don't use it anymore....but it still works. The screen is only amber color. ( easier on the eyes than that piercing green that most computers had on-screen in those days.)
I've got a couple of old HP/Compaq computers now ( about 7 or 8 years old ) using Windows XP.
Over 30 years with Computers....and I still don't know a damned thing about them.
Like women....they are a mystery to me. But, I like BOTH !!!
That's about it. I guess I'll go "change the oil" in my
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