Michael Dell on his first computer and the dawn of PC’s
Share Now on:
A photo showed up in my phone the other day. It was an image of a blue screen where I could just make out the letters: “Commodore 64 Basic V2, 64 K Ram System.” The subject line of the accompanying text: “It’s Alive.”
The Commodore 64 was one of earliest mass produced personal computers. My 23-year-old son, Nick, had apparently obtained two broken Commodores from 1982 and put them together to make one working model.
After an interview on more substantive matters with Michael Dell, the chairman and CEO of Dell, on Friday, I asked him about his first computer — and no, it was not the C64.
What was your first computer? Tell us in a comment below.
There’s a lot happening in the world. Through it all, Marketplace is here for you.
You rely on Marketplace to break down the world’s events and tell you how it affects you in a fact-based, approachable way. We rely on your financial support to keep making that possible.
Your donation today powers the independent journalism that you rely on. For just $5/month, you can help sustain Marketplace so we can keep reporting on the things that matter to you.