the tech boomer
the tech boomer

Helping you navigate the world of tech without having to call your grandkids

My name is Larry Anderson. I’ve been into computers and technology as long as I can remember. 

I first became interested in computers ever since I had a chance to work with our time shared terminal in high school.

“Time shared” meant that the operator only had a certain time frame that they could use their terminal to access the main computer, which in our case, was somewhere controlled by Atlanta Public Schools.

This was 1970, and I have been obsessed with learning more and more about them ever since.

I was working at a record wholesale company in 1974 when they got their first computer, a punch card system.

In 1983 I bought my first computer, a Texas Instruments T1-994a “home computer”. The kind you hooked up to a television. The only type of storage it had was a cassette tape player that you stored your programs on. I taught myself to code in BASIC on that machine.

Later in the late 80s I was able to get a couple of computers from a place I worked when they upgraded their systems. One had a modem in it so I could actual get online. 

Now I was addicted (just ask my wife lol).

I started this site to help others in my age bracket with their tech. I hope the articles I post will bring good information to you, and as always, if you have any questions or have a subject you would like me to tackle, you can email me at

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