WordPress Prompt for February 3, 2023

Write about your first computer.

My first computer was an Apple IIe. I was a kid in the 1980s when my parents got it for me and my younger sister. We kept the computer in the bedroom that my sister and I shared.

I spent a lot of time on that computer. I played games like The Oregon Trail and Math Blaster. I also made digital art using a programming language by Turtle Graphics called Logo.

The Math Blaster game really fueled my love of math. I went on to get a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a minor in computer science when I graduated from college. Also, having a computer at such a young age has helped me to be skilled at using computers and electronics in my adulthood.

I’m glad I got started making art on a computer as a child, because I use computers, phones, and tablets to make art these days. I’ve had a lot of practice, and, while I also have made traditional art in the past, my main obsession in my mid 40s is using computers and other electronics to make digital art, write poetry, and make music.

Incidentally. I apologize for neglecting my blog. I hope to take better care of it in the future and stay in better touch with my blogging friends.


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