Dan01 - 7:52 am on Nov 24, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: Dan01 at 8:11 am (utc) on Nov 24, 2012]
I didn't learn COBOL. I think that was more business oriented, but it was around when I learned FORTRAN and then PASCAL.
I am trying to remember my first computers. HP was "the" engineering calculator back then. I had a CASIO hand held computer that I programmed a horse racing handicapping program on. I used the COMMODORE 64 while everyone was using the Apple 2 (82). I never got into Apple - I went PC with DOS (I could build my own a lot cheaper). I bought a hand-held scanner (B&W) back in the early 90s. It was around $150, but the color ones were $300. :0 I didn't see flat-bed scanners back then at Computer City.
[edited by: Dan01 at 8:11 am (utc) on Nov 24, 2012]