During the set up of my new Mac, my thoughts turned to how far technology has come since I purchased my first computer. Sadly my own skills have lagged far behind but I perservere.
Apart from an Amstrad which I had throughout the 80s, my first experience of a computer was the Apple Mac, similar to the one above. A 9" monochrome screen and a cumbersome, although strangely smooth, keyboard was responsible for my delight. It cost a fortune in 1991, but it was worth every penny to be able to type reports instead of spending days writing them only to have them typed later by a secretary.
It was really a glorified word processor because there were few websites then and it took around 3 or 4 minutes for a page to load. Nobody I knew in the UK had an email address so my emailing was confined to family abroad and various businesses associated with work.
My modem was similar to this one and came free from my first service provider which drifted into the ether long ago.
Can you remember your first tentative steps into the world of IT?