I myself wanted one of those remote controlled air planes. I thought that’s the coolest thing ever. Once I grew up and had the money, I never bought it.

  • @Slappula
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    193 months ago

    I had a Commodore 64 as a kid but we couldn’t afford the disk drive (it was as much as the computer). I had to settle for a cassette drive. About 15 years later, I was at a garage sale and saw a C64 with disk drive but no cords. I asked the seller if it still worked. He said “For a dollar, does it matter?”. Still have them.

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      93 months ago

      And the disk drive was still slow as shit. I always wanted an Apple //e and we couldn’t afford it. Biggest mistake my parents ever made imo, if they’d’ve sprung for it I might have gotten into tech 10 years earlier and I’d be filthy rich rn.

      Anyhow, I got one, with Duodisk drive and everything. I regret nothing.

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      63 months ago

      Yeah that drive was $200+ if I recall correctly. I had to live with the tape drive for a year or so, was not fun. Then my mom bought me a Blue Chip drive because it wasn’t so expensive. It did not work well and she still wound up buying the 1541 drive. Thanks mom.