Started with an Atari 800xl with an RF modulator hooked to the family 12" black and white
television. A 64k competitor to the Commodore that could play some Atari
cartridges. I begged my parents for the audio tape drive to no avail. So with
no mass storage, every time I wanted to use a BASIC program I had to retype it
using the same 2 fingers I still hunt and peck with today. I would wait
2 hours for a simple graphic to render and at about 85% finished it
would run out of memory and die. Writing programs involved numbering each line by fives. Then I would forget some subroutine and try to fit it between the lines. Once I realized it would take more than 4 lines I would rewrite it with a GOTO statement or renumber every line in the program. I'm glad that nonsense is over with. I didn't get to use it much because I was usually grounded.
"To follow, without halt, one aim: there's the secret of success" -- Anna Pavlova