Atari ST

After the Dragon I moved on to an Atari STFM. I bought this from a computer company within a much larger store in Oxford Street. It cost around 320 and left me very confused originally as, unlike all the computers I had before, the computer did nothing without booting from a floppy disk. However, I persevered with it and found it to be one of the best computers I owned. Originally it had 512K of RAM and I bought a set of memory chips, sockets and capacitors and soldered an upgrade of another 512K. I wrote many programs for this computer including a database and label printing software.

I was so impressed with this computer I upgraded to an Atari Mega 4 STE, which I still have. It has a built in 40MB Hard Disk drive and it has many serial ports, including MIDI.

Perry Andrews 2017