Feeling nostalgic having gone through a box of old computer parts, I thought this would be a pleasing discussion...
What was the first computer you ever owned and why did you choose that particular one?
Mine was a Sinclair ZX-81 complete with the factory-spec 1K RAM, monochrome graphics. I probably spent more time trying to get the tape recorded to load in saved programs than I actually spent writing the things!
I bought it because it was something I could solder together myself, and saw the potential of creating amusing simple games, and using it as a super-calculator! Yes, bar-charts became reality for the first time in my life.
Subsequently, I bought an Alphacom 32 thermal printer which printed onto dodgy thermal paper, and spent hours programming in supermarket receipts so I could print out my own fancy shopping lists when I went to buy groceries! The great thing there was that you didn't need to take a pen with you, just strke through the item with your nail, and the friction was enough to draw a line on the thermal paper. Yes, the potential was endless! Shame the RAM wasn't! 1K went very fast on a shopping list!!!