Coralie Lemasson

Greetings! I’m Coralie, a Writer and Editor for Devolutions. As such, I create positive, personalized experiences for the Devolutions community by seasoning content with empathy, synergy, and goodwill. During office hours, you’ll find me on the Devolutions Blog, the Force, and social media. Though formally trained as an English teacher, I’m a wordsmith by trade. English is just one of my muses among others, namely art and beauty. I enjoy painting, listening to music, and cooking unconventional dishes. My dream is to publish my novels one day: but in the interim, I like to procrastinate by traveling abroad, strolling through IKEA, discovering coffee shops, watching architectural shows on YouTube, and playing with my sweet Canadian horse, Arrakis.

December Poll Question: What Old School Computer Launched Your Love of IT?


This month, Devolutions wants to know: what old-school computer system launched your love of IT?

Recently, we published a blog article admiring some tech relics from the good ‘ol days, such as the sleek 1956 Frigidaire Refrigerator, and the glorious Panasonic electric pencil sharpener from the 1980s.

In the comments of that blog, we noticed that some community members mentioned the first computer system that they fell in love with many years ago, such as the Commodore 64, MSX, and Kaypro (now with 9” screen!).

Poll Question

So for our December poll question, we thought it would be interesting and nostalgic to ask: What old-school computer launched your love of IT?

This old-school computer may have been the very system that you used, or something you encountered later on in life that just blew your mind and played a key role in making you into the gifted, amazing, and ultra-smart IT pro you are today.

To name a few old-school computer systems that reigned supreme in the early days of the home computer revolution:

  • TRS-80
  • TI-99/4A
  • Apple IIe
  • IBM PCjr
  • Coleco Adam
  • Commodore Amiga
  • Osborne 1
  • Timex Sinclair 1000
  • ZX Spectrum
  • NEC PC-98

These are just a few of the many possible old-school computer systems that could have amazed and inspired you. If you want some other ideas, then check out Old-Computer.com, which is a digital museum of 1286 systems (yes, that’s right: 1286!).

In early January we’ll review the responses, and unleash a tidal wave of sweet nostalgia. Good times!

You Could Win

Just by participating in the poll, you’ll be automatically entered to win one of two $25 Amazon gift cards. It’s a great opportunity to possibly get the gift you really wanted (yeah, socks are nice — but LEGO is better).

Thanks in advance for participating, and we can’t wait to see the old-school computer systems that launched your IT dreams!

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