Friday, September 25, 2009

My Online History

In the mid-80's I owned a Commodore computer. There was an online service way back then for Commodore users, and I was a subscriber. It was called QuantumLink. I had always suspected that AOL was born from QuantumLink, and I now find I was right. The look and feel of the two were so incredibly similar, but when AOL came into being technology and the Internet had evolved, so it had a smoother look.

But now I can say that I have been "on the Internet" since the mid-80's.

My computer experience started with a Commodore VIC-20*, followed by a Commodore 64, followed by a Commodore 128. Eventually Commodore quit making computers so I moved to a PC that ran DOS. From DOS I went straight to owning a Mac computer in 1996, when I enrolled in Advertising & Graphic Design in college. I still use, and will always use, a Mac/Apple computer. That is, unless and until something better comes along.

"If I knew then what I know now...."
*in Germany they were VC-20 computers, since vic is a bad word!

1 comment:

Rev. CMOT TMPV said...

I can shed a lot of light on that. The company "Quantum Computer Services" developed both QuantumLink, AppleLink PE, and then PCLink. AppleLink PE became AppleLink, then merged with PCLink, and QuantumLink. The original ALPE service supported Apple IIe and newer machines. I could go on. I was even at their original corporate HQ. It was run on a Stratus mainframe as QCS was originally a defense contractor.