Tuesday, February 22, 2005

二十週年(個人日記)


今年係小弟擁有電腦的二十週年紀念!早前看罷Kimorji兄
那篇Apple's greatest ideas, 感觸良多, 激發小弟來個用機回
顧"!~~

收買佬第一趟接觸電腦,係小學四年級時,我某個親戚家
中的Apple II,和當年很多小孩一樣,收買佬一玩難忘,自
不然努力乞求家長買機啦,但當時一檯clone機也要四千多
塊. 家裡的話事人當然話唔得啦, 可他們見到我對"搞機"如
此熱情, 亦無可無不可的幫我報了名, 暑假去學電腦了. 報
讀的地點係慈雲山某社區中心, 就近家人當時工作的地方.
他們用的機, 乃鴨記地攤的土炮機, 連磁碟機都無, 只用錄
音帶作資料儲存, CPU 得 1MHz, RAM 只有 48K, 同今天的
電腦無得比, 但足教孩童年代的收買佬興奮無比! 從那時
起, 斷斷續續的在會堂或親朋戚友的家學/玩電腦, 復加上
係圖書館讀了好些科技書, 對電腦的認識加深了. (從小到
大我只愛看歷史書, 對科學類的書本一向頭痛, 電腦書本
可算係唯一懂看和愛看的理科書籍!)

升中一時, Apple II 的價錢跌了不少, 加上有傳聞蘋果將會
嚴打亞太區的非法clone 機活動, 商戶大多散貨深切, 我媽
見價錢負擔得起, 就買了檯Apple II+ 給我了, 而此機亦陪了
我整個中學生涯.....

電腦初初買回來, 當然只係用來玩遊戲啦. 說來奇怪, 我可
是只愛玩APPLE或PC的電腦遊戲, 對任天堂或世嘉那些
一點興趣也沒有. 而隨著年紀越大, 遊戲少玩了, 都會用電
腦搞別的東西 -- 例如打印班會及學會的通告等等. (第一臺
印字機是EPSON的 9針 DOT MATRIX. :)) 這部APPLE II
一用就用了六年, 它真的帶給了少年收買佬很多歡樂. 最後,
它在中六那年的暑假徹底的壞掉,再也不能修好, 只有光榮
地退下來了.


拜別了這台電腦, 收買佬一直要到大學二年級才再買機. 今
回買的係Mac LC II [Specs]. 一用, 又係用到畢業時才退役.
此機當年只賣給學生和教育團體, 所以比一般Mac 機便宜.
不算高檔, 但用來上網做功課等等, 則綽綽有餘! 後來蘋果
衰退, WINTEL 如日方中, 回港後做事的公司都只係用PC機,
收買佬亦隨大隊轉用PC, 直到近年蘋果中興, 收買佬方才
轉回蘋果陣營....~~


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延伸引讀: [想當年]

6 comments:

Stannum said...

真巧合,我也是1985年購買第一部電腦,是AppleIIe clone。這一直用到90年移民前,才投入PC行列,80286AT(12MHz)。之後每約三年換一部機,每次快三倍:12MHz(1990)> 33MHz(1992)> 100MHz(1995)> 300MHz(1998)> 1GHz(2001)
因為要畫CAD和做graphics,不斷被迫升級,去年「時限」到,竟然不覺得要升級!真好!不過我想我應該不會考慮轉用Mac了,買了不少Windows軟硬件,要轉的代價太大咯。

阿茂 said...

Dai lo,

I think my computer history is probably a little more "scattered" than yours. The first computer I ever used was a family friend's Commodore Vic-20. Shortly thereafter, I came across a UNIX terminal (although I didn't know what it was at the time) that was running "talk". Then, a couple of years later, it was a Commodore 64, complete with logo and voice synth (favourite phrase was: "up yours", favourite graphic was: middle finger). It wasn't until late in elementary school that I came across my first Apple - an Apple II C.

My first computer wasn't really mine - I bought into it with my older sister, and it was a Mac+. This was back in '87 or '88. I gained complete ownership of it probably around '93 or '94, just before I moved into residence. It survived until just after my university graduation, like '98 or so. That was a good 10 years it lasted. In the meantime, I got to learn stuff like PCs running Windoze and NeXT boxes running...well, NeXTStep, of course. And TRS-80's running whatever. And dumb terminals connected to the Unix server. Ah...unix.....

I loved the Mac so much that my 2nd computer is also a Mac. Although my 3rd isn't - it's a Pentium-3-class computer. At least I wiped the scourge known as Windoze '95 off it and installed a flavour of linux on it.

Ah, the memories...

Sorry, I'm babbling. We now return you to your regular programming...

kimorji said...

嘩! 成二十年, 真係要叫你聲前輩! :)

Florence Lai 黎凱欣 said...

我係1988年第一次接觸電腦,那時電腦真係好矜貴架,想不到這麼快又接近成廿年......

收買佬 said...

Stan: 唔怕啦, 買多臺Mac 做second pc 啦. :)

Ed: Check email lah !!

Kimorji: 我雖然用機廿年,但我重好後生0架!

Florence: 再多十多廿年, 可能重多感概.:)

--- 收買佬

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