Do you remember your very first computer? I do! It was 1981, and our son (who is now 39) was 3 years old. We wanted to get the computer that made the most sense at the time in the way of expansion capability and learning software. We compared the Commodore VIC-20, the Apple II, and the Radio Shack TRS-80, among others.
But the computer we decided on was the Texas Instruments 99/4-A.
I happened to stumble upon this pictorial about advertisements for computers from the 1980s. It’s a hoot!