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Christopher Anderton

1981 | Computer 1: Texas Ti994/A
1982 | Computer 2: Dragon 32 built in speech synthesizer!)
1983 | Computer 3: Commodore VIC64

Later: c128 - Amiga… And then 1986. Macintosh Plus (even if the Amiga was cooler for a couple of years ahead).

The difference now from back in the days, was that to do something you learned about how things worked. Of course we where dreaming of the future (a pixel digitzied photo on C64 by Triad if i remember it correctly, was amazing back then!), where things was easy. No CLI, and no tuning the cassette player to load data correctly (if you played music on your stereo, some data would fail to load).

But now, the CLI is fun again. I got no Unix Beard, and my line of work is not coding (Graphic Artist). However, i want to learn things. Instead of buying a expensive license of some poorly done GUI app to do certain things, i mostly ending up doing myself with ”remixing” Open Source Code and doing BASH scripts or using Automator (with Shell Scripts).

Also i'm extremly greatful for all the people using Open Source Licenses for others to study, learn and use. I hate when Large (and small) corporations using Open Source Code and don't respect the Licenses, which seems to be more common.

So, that's the Unix Beard part. The rest of the story you can read in my memoirs (kidding!). Cheers!

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