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I'm so old...

Post by Bytehawk » Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:26 am

... I know what a "Walkman" is.
... I remember the times when you used soap instead of shower gel.
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Post by Marilla » Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:55 am

I still use soap!

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Post by Madman » Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:26 pm

Yesterday I was talking mournfully with a friend of mine about how many people we know that don't remember the 80s.

It makes me cry with sad.

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Post by Yukiko » Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:37 pm

You're not old. I know what records are. In fact I have lots of 'em.

I know what 8-track tapes are. I used to have some.

I programmed my first computer in Hexadecimal machine code. It was a KIM-1 and it used an 8-bit processor, the 6502.

I know what a MITS Altair computer is. I saw it when it first came out.

I know what a Tarbell cassette interface is. I used to use cassetes to store programs on.

I know what an ASR-33 Teletype is. I programmed in HP9000A BASIC on one and still have some of my programs on paper tape.

I knoiw what dot matrix impact printers are. Used to own several.

And finally, I was working in a Byte Shop computer store back in the early 80's when the software rep brought in a new game for sale. It was on six double sided Apple II floppy discs. You had to flip them over to use the 2nd side. It had a funny name, they called it Ultima.
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Post by Datus » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:34 am

i still like metallica ... and i use soap ...

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Post by MuadDib » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:41 am

What you thinkin Willis?!

I still use a dot matrix for printing manuals and crap. My IRC looks like a CRT monitor scheme.
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Post by Yukiko » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:44 am

[Off topic - slightly]

Maud I have considered buying a dot matrix printer for cheaper printing.
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Post by MuadDib » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:45 am

They rock, if you have access to the ribbons for that model still. Way cheaper for standard document printing.
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Post by Yukiko » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:52 am

*laughs*
I don't have one any more. Will have to go shopping for one. Any idea which ones have the best "ribbon availability"?
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Post by MuadDib » Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:23 pm

No clue really, I stockpiled ribbons when I got my last one. Haven't checked into them for a few years now.
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Post by SMJ » Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:18 pm

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Post by MuadDib » Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:31 pm

I remember when I thought my brand new 600 baud modem was the shit and lightning fast when i upgraded to it from my 300....... god i hate radio shack.
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Post by Marilla » Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:27 am

We're all spring chickens!

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Post by Bytehawk » Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:29 am

I started my online career with a 1200 baud modem.
"Oh, a WAV file. It's description sounds interesting. But it's 60k, that'll take about minutes. Hmm..."
Today, every single menu button on a homepage is about that size :)

* The first video tapes I used weighed 1 kilo or so
* When I wanted to buy Joghurt I had the choice between strawberry, cherry and without any fruit.
* A pair of sneakers cost less then half a month's salary.
* There were 3 (!) channels on TV.
* When I ordered a "Coke", I got what I wanted (no cherry, light, zero, lemon blabla...)
* A mobile phone was something only secret agents owned.
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Post by Tritan » Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:32 am

I remember my first exposure to a computer in school. We programmed in pascal.

I had a TRS-80 for my first computer at home and wrote my first programs in basic.

I remember DOS and how to use it still. Hell I even took college classes for DOS and basic. Not visual basic but dos basic.

I remember using tape drives for program storage and when the first floppy drive came out for the TRS-80 it was blazing fast.

I remember when modem speeds were 600 baud and we thought that was fast.

I also remember when windows came out and every one thought it would ruin the world of computers that I worked with. :o

Now I try to tell my kids about things when I was growing up and they think I am older then dirt. :cry:
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Post by SMJ » Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:34 am

My first computer came with Windows 3.1 on it, had 256kb RAM, a 20MB hard drive, and I programmed with Q-Basic to cheat on math-homework :P

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Re: I'm so old...

Post by Hackiem » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:23 pm

LOL. My first computer? The first I owned was a Tandy CoCo 8bit. I still have it somewhere. And the original Dungeon of doom. I still remember those old text games.

Now I am building a new system with 16k ram, Never thought I would ever NEED 16k ram. Heck my first child just retired from the Rail Road. And 2 have retired from the navy and army, after 20 years. proves they are smarter then the old man. All I ever did was put flowers in the gun barrels At the White house. :deadhorse:

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Re: I'm so old...

Post by Yukiko » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:23 am

Hackiem wrote:Now I am building a new system with 16k ram
Hackem, did you mean 16 Gigs RAM?
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Re: I'm so old...

Post by Hackiem » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:16 pm

Yukiko wrote:
Hackiem wrote:Now I am building a new system with 16k ram
Hackem, did you mean 16 Gigs RAM?
Yup, Told you I was Old. If you have ever been to Moonglow, You have seen my OLD work, it was all mine to build.

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Re: I'm so old...

Post by Yukiko » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:07 am

Hahaha.
I'm probably as old as you. I remember the CoCo. I did some BASIC programming on the TRS-80 for a precious metals refining company but my first computer was the KIM-1. It didn't have any video display. All it had was a 6 digit, 7- segment hexadecimal display. It was built by MOS Technology in 1976.

Anyway, it's good to see us "old-timers" are still around.
Sincerely,
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