As I lived in Italy, this was my first computer too. I actually wanted to buy a Commodore 64, but in 1987 there were rumours that Commodore would discontinue it, so I bought the Olivetti. I remember I used my own money saved from tips, and I was only 13 ! I was initially dissappointed because the games were not a big deal. However I learnt how to program in Basic with this machine, and that helped me through all my career. I remember I wrote a cool program to plot mathematical funtions for the "maturitá" exams (A-levels / baccalaureat). I stilll have it somewhere in the garage in Italy...
Wednesday 19th December 2012
this is my first computer too. Now i work for video e graphics with high end computer and software but i never forget my olivetti prodest, sometime i play with it...
Thursday 11th November 2004
It was my first computer, too. I have start my career of programmer from this. It was a good computer, but the Commodore was better in that years... it was 1986-7 but I have this computer also now... It is my memento... :p