I am always scouring the internet looking for information, photos or just references to the Coleco ADAM computer. Bing searches, Twitter look ups, Facebook groups… These are just a few of my tools to find what I’m looking for. Not long ago, I came across a blog that mentioned my beloved computer system. I found The Jennifer Diaries. Here’s is the author’s description: “…The Jennifer Diaries were discovered in a closet in April, 2009. The diaries document the coming of age of a suburban girl growing up in the United States. The Diaries offer a comprehensive view of Jennifer’s transformation from child to adult…” The diaries are a fascinating read. Not only do you get a look into a person growing from child to adult, you get to see pop culture references, of the time, in the diary entries.
In a few entries, Jennifer mentions the ADAM, which was a Christmas gift to her and her brother. Like me, she has fond memories of that computer. Unlike me, she has a great photo of her using the system. Yes, the photo above. If you would like to read that entry, please click: ADAM and the forbidden fruit. Oh, and be sure to comment on that entry!