No questions came in this week for “Help A Nerd Out,” so here’s my question: What was your first gadget? An iPod? A Walkman? A record player? Who bought it for you? And how much did you use it? Let’s spill the nerdy beans.
Karen H: Saved my babysitting money for months in the mid 70’s……
Carolyn P: Mine was an Atari. Got it for my hubby to play games, read the book that came with it and discovered I could program it to create math problems for my son and never looked back. Actually my VERY first gadget was a transistor radio. It took a 9 volt battery and I could carry it anywhere but the Atari was when I realized how much I really loved technology.
Crystal N: A tape player with microphone jack. I used it all the time to record “radio shows” with my friends. I found a tape not too long ago, and realized that I always paused the recording when it was their time to sing, apparently I wanted it to be a solo show.
The best of memories! Check out the links to what these gadgets would cost you today.