Back in my early days (1981),
computers were expensive, so my first programs were
written for a Texas Instruments TI-57 calculator.
It memory for 49 instructions and 7 registers. It
died out of sorrow a week after I sold it.
My father was hooked soon
after me and bought an HP41CV. Great introduction
to RPN. I never really liked my Sharp BASIC
programmable much, so I moved on to the Apple II+
for a few years.
In 1983, I started looking
for something better than the Apple II and in 1984,
that thing came in the form of the original
Later, I started studying
Besides a lot of Macintosh
experience, I have also used PCs a bit, Unix quite
a lot and I was a registered NeXT developer back
when the NeXT cube was the new kid on the