|MHenke on May 7, 2004 at 4:58:35 AM (# 2607)|
Hum, it seems that the language discussion substracts substantial resources from the IT.
Would you please all come back, we could quarrel here just as well... =]
BikeRepairman on May 7, 2004 at 5:52:49 AM (# 2608)
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since we are talking about a grey past now,
I do remember the Phillips P200T. (that ugly big thing with the mini cassettes.)
It was urgraded with 2x 180Kb 5 1/4" floppies, it's green monochome screen and the 128Kb RAM. (and actually he's residing now on my attic.)
MHenke on May 7, 2004 at 6:34:15 AM (# 2609)
My first (own) computer was a "Commodore 64".
Legendary 64KB RAM, 160x200 pixel / 16 colours. Wow!
ctcrmcou on May 7, 2004 at 6:42:11 AM (# 2610)
You had 16 colors? Wow. I had black and white TRS-80, 16k total memory. Cassette storage for programs (Basic only, or assembly), which never seemed to reload properly. The hand held demagnetizer was needed almost daily, and alot of counselling to curb my temper.
saintjude on May 7, 2004 at 7:20:10 AM (# 2611)
Yes. I was gonna say. 16 colours ? You were lucky !
I taught myself Basic during the quiet hours on the school's only computer, A Black & White display Commodore Pet. It had all of twice as much memory as ctcrmcou 's machine, but still took cassettes that made funny noises when you played them.
At the time, this beast was so rare that it had in fact been donated to the school by the area's prestigeous defence contractor, with some fanfare. A high-ranking company executive stood on stage in front of the whole school with the Pet next to him on a table. This had been there from the start of our morning assembly, so was centrally displayed during prayers. Douglas Adams would have cried.
..and they won't believe you (No, they won't)
ctcrmcou on May 7, 2004 at 7:41:30 AM (# 2612)
that's ok, our kids will say to their kids, "I had to sit at a desk to use my computer - and it was only 2-d. How restricting!"
saintjude on May 7, 2004 at 7:57:00 AM (# 2613)
...and no cortex access. Can you believe it !