[THIN] Re: OT: Microsoft Certified Architect Program

Oh man, I remember them... I use to program on an Alpha Micro System
(http://www.alphamicroproducts.com ) back in the early 80s)  and I will
save my programs on them.. wow, that is cool...  

 

Things that make you feel old

 

1.        8" floppies

2.       Backing up data onto video cassettes

3.       10MB - 20MB drives

4.       EGA Wonder being the coolest video card around

5.       TeleVideo Terminals (not thin clients)

6.       1200 Baud modems being the fastest thing in the world

7.       The days when you called "application" a "program" and a
"developer" was called a "programmer"...  

8.       When a portable computer weighted 20 pounds  (Kaypro)

9.       Infocom games (Zork, Spellbound, and my favorite, Deadlock)

10.   When being a "webmaster" was called a "sysop"

 

 

Oh, I love the way it is now days but I really miss those days.. they
were fun.. new and the sky was the limit.  I remember learning assembly
language so I could write I/O calls that showed up on the screen
immediately  vs. waiting a second for a print / printf command... those
were the days... they really were...  I miss them... I really do...

 

 

DB

 

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Microsoft MVP, Windows Server 

 

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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Greg Reese
Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 6:53 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Microsoft Certified Architect Program

 

8" floppies?  I think i saw something about that in the Smithsonian.
Maybe it was Snyder's house.  i think he has one next to his record
player.

No wonder the shirt pockets were so big back then.  they had to hold
those giant floppies. 


Greg

On 6/23/06, George Yobst <george.yobst@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

And 8" floppies, 1/2" reel tape. tty consoles, Core memory, disk
packs,  dumb terminals, Ahhh, the memories.
I remember when the first IBM 8086 PC came out, there was confusion
over getting a CGA display card.  Was that about 1980? 
-George

On 6/22/06, David Demers <David.Demers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Who remembers installing their first 10 meg full height drive and
saying
> to everyone who would listen "There is no way I'll EVER fill that up"?
>
> -David
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Matthew Shrewsbury
> Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 1:57 PM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Microsoft Certified Architect Program
>
> My Atari had dual 5.25 floppies and it rocked! Also had a 800XE which
I
> used as a backup for my 130XE...Atari had such good music. 
>
> Matthew Shrewsbury, MCSE+Internet MCSE 2000 CCA Server+ Network
Manager
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Landin, Mark
> Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 3:44 PM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Microsoft Certified Architect Program
>
> The lucky ones had floppies. We had cassette. After an upgrade, we had
> two cassette ports, and 64K RAM. WOOT!
>
> > -----Original Message----- 
> > From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of DMelczer@xxxxxxxx
> > Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 1:41 PM
> > To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Microsoft Certified Architect Program 
> >
> > All this nostalgia talk makes me hearken back to my old Apple ][e
> > days...
> >
> > Hard drive?  What's a hard drive!?!  We wrote everything to 5.25"
> > floppies! 
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