Never owned one but it was the first computer I ever used.
On Boxing Day 1982 we went over to my uncles and my year-younger cousin's house and he'd had a 1K ZX81 for Christmas. I don't think I'd ever seen a computer before, let alone had one, but that computer lit a fire under my arse that continues to the present day. We played simple games like Mastermind and I was gob-smacked you could do such things as play games with it. 8 hours later my parents are dragging me home and from that day it was all I wanted.
I had to wait an entire year until Xmas '83 to get my 48K Speccy and, excluding the birth of my kids and wedding day, it remains the most treasured day of my life. I can still remember that day vividly, 35 years on...
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