Amstrad CPC 6128 and monitor

I have worked closely with computers since I was very young. My first computer was an Amstrad CPC 6128 (above), with such games as Arkanoid, Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing, Chuckie Egg, Dizzy and Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker among others.

The Amstrad was also my first experience of programming, as Amstrad Computer User always contained program listings for various games and logic puzzles. It was mostly just reading from the magazine itself, but it gave me an interest in programming that has stayed with me. Programming in the original BASIC also meant that I could learn by adapting the program listings to make the games more or less challenging.

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