Yes, it wasn't capable of doing much unless you programmed it yourself. We used music cassettes to store our programs.
Actually at first I was a little intimidated by them, now they just annoy me..lol....
Yeah, I was more than excited it was in 2003 and I bought a laptop even though they were not that popular back in the days and my friends were telling me something like:
"Are you nuts?! There is no future in the them.. Just buy a desktop machine!!"
But I didn't care I needed a laptop since I was travelling a lot.. And now more than 10 years later all my friends have only laptops no one is with a desktop computer anymore :D
We purchased a Commodore 64 back in the early 80's. I was interested, but I think that computer set the course of my son's life. He went on to work for Intel, Apple, and Invidia. Now, at 44,he has made his pile, retired and is traveling the world.