Good times, I remember me spending hours trying to get more lower memory. IIRC, my record was 608kb. I used to have 1mb of ram, so a lot of high mem available
. I made a batch file with a bucle calling Norton Change Directory (ncd.exe) and the main executable in the dir, that was my first gui. If you quited an app, ncd.exe used to be executed again by the batch and so on...
I keep my hard for long times, so I jumped from the 286 to a pentium s at 200 mhz and 32mb of ram (the ones just before mmx). I still own both computers, may be I will put them to work these days. The HDs are death though, so I losted my batch files
My first computer was a Sinclair (english, like the ZX Spectrum
) . An 8 bits box with a 3.5mhz cpu and 16k of ram. I used to store hundred of basic games and programs in audio tapes (yes, audio tapes). The basic language used to be very friendly. I made a program to assign one sound pitch to each key, using the BEEP command (god, my memory is still good!) with a lot of stuff stealed from a basic book my Granny gave to me when the computers used to be inexistent here. I have the book, its The Computers World by Peter Bramhill. It has some words from my Granny at the first page:
"Dear Rodrigo: I know a book is not too much for a kid in his birthday, but I think this topic is from your interest and may be you will find something useful for your future. With love, your Granny, Victoria."
Today I love the two things, books and computers.
Oh guys, you are making me cry!!