Old timer? Cheeky git!
First computer was an ICL 2903 Mini Mac, and if you youngsters think cassette loading was slow, try punched tape and a 110baud acoustic coupler. First home computer was a PET. First I owned was a Video Genie around 1981, a C64 in 1984. Saw the A1000 review in PCW magazine (still have the mag) and was blown away.
Bought an A500 in late 1987, traded it in for a B2000 in 1989, adding boards galore until I got an A4000 in 1996. Ended up with two A4Ks, two A1200s, all expanded. Sold the B2000 around 2005, and the others in 2007.
Old timer my backside, why I remember whence had to ask the operator for an outside line, and used rotary telephone and .. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz