Computing

I learned to use computers early on, I now have a Ph.D. In Computing, Software Programming, Hardware Repair, Website Design, and worked for a major software developer and as a senior computer engineer.

I have a few machines, mostly used for:

  • Software Design

  • Programming

  • Writing E-Learning programs

  • My novels

  • Web design

  • Photo & Video editing

  • Social Media

 

My first computer was the ZX Spectrum; it was an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research.

The Spectrum computer was circulated in eight different models, varying from the entry-level with 16 KB RAM, to the ZX Spectrum +3 with 128 KB RAM fitted with a built-in floppy disk drive.

Other first home computers aimed at a mainstream audience in the UK were the:

  • The Commodore 64 

  • Dragon 32

  • BBC Micro

  • Amstrad CPC

I learned to program in various computer languages using the above systems.

In 1991, I migrated to a Microsoft version computer with Windows 3.0. It was an improvement on the previous systems that I learned on, but Win 3.0 lacked multimedia and network features, so Win 3.0 was quickly replaced with Win 3.1 and its appearance enhancement of the interface was immense.

Software developer programming code. Abs
Old Commodore 64 keyboard, idea concept,
Old spectrum keyboard