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Very funny.
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I don't get it. What's funny about that?
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
I don't get it. What's funny about that?
You had to be there. I was a member back then.
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You had to be there. I was a member back then.
Sept 8, 2008

Hi T**2,

I guess it took 15 days back then because we only had one "internet" and not a plurality of "internets" like we do now.

Very funny.
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It averaged 7 days to 2 weeks depending on the time of year. And, they never used plain brown wrappings. What a bummer! Everyone knew you were getting a "download" and wanted to come over and see them. Then you'd have to spring for beer and pretzels. They wouldn't use coasters and your furniture would get those water stains on them. Then having to clean up in the morning after all the drunks left. I finally dropped my membership after about six months.
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You had to be there. I was a member back then.
I am a member, always have been, since 1978, what's changed? I don't get it? Do they only have VHS now and no BetaMax?
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I believe I upgraded from an XT to a 386 in 1985. Big time!
Only a few years earlier we were booting Atari 400 computers with floppy disks that held an amazing 64 kb of information. Imagine my delight in 1985 when hard disks were 10 or even 20 MB in size.

Anyone know whatever happened to Ashton-Tate?
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I believe I upgraded from an XT to a 386 in 1985. Big time!
Only a few years earlier we were booting Atari 400 computers with floppy disks that held an amazing 64 kb of information. Imagine my delight in 1985 when hard disks were 10 or even 20 MB in size.

Anyone know whatever happened to Ashton-Tate?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashton-Tate

I remember my dad using stuff like that in the late 80s. I remember the Ataris of the early 80s. They had cassette tape. In high school we used to go in to Radio Shack at the mall and type:

10: print YOU SUCK
20: goto 10
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Sept 8, 2008

10: print YOU SUCK
20: goto 10

Man, this is so basic.

CP
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Sept 8, 2008

10: print YOU SUCK
20: goto 10

Man, this is so basic.

CP
In elementary school we got to play with the punch cards. Remember those?

I think I heard someone say somewhere that the NASA computers that guided the apollo rockets to the moon and back had less hard drive space than today's flash drives (or flash drives of 05?)
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Less computer power than your average computerized watch. 74 kilobytes of storage with no hard drive!!! An input device that used numbers as "nouns" and "verbs." 5,000 integrated circuits. (A Pentium IV has 42 million.) It cost $150,000.



http://www.abc.net.au/science/moon/computer.htm
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