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    10 Tech Frustrations Today's Kids Will Never Have

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    Yep, brings back memories alright

    Here's another one
    The First Ever Email, the First Tweet, and 10 Other Famous Internet Firsts
    http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...ill-Never-Have
    --- I don't see this one as interesting as the original post has but this one includes how progress develops

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    Bad link
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    Wow, that that's a bad link alright - how I missed that I don't know but it was my fault for not catching it
    Here is the correct link
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-fi...181209886.html

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    Next time it happens you'll get sent home without your toys..
    We have standards here!
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    They missed the biggest floppy disk issue, remember installing MS Office off of 30 floppy disks, or backing up your PC to floppy?
    Ever had one of those go bad??

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    The trouble is, the pace of change is so fast nowadays that it won't be something that we did 20 years ago, it will be something we did 20 months ago that will evince 'you did what?'. Or even 20 weeks ago.

    Did anyone go to a museum and see an exhibit that was an item you used not all that long ago? That really makes you feel old.

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    Yes, I saw my x in the museum.....

    I was cleaning out my basement the other day and found boxes of old PC mags from the 90's..

    I saved them all for 'reference'...What a joke...Now they are all going in then trash.
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    I used to save boxes of old Playboy magazines for reference (to the articles, of course).
    Well, they're going in the trash with the PC mags I also had from a decade ago.

    It's like not knowing Sir Paul was in a band before Wings...or not knowing he was in a band called Wings...hmm...

    Sad, isn't it? Good memories (if/when you can remember).

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    The guy you see going through your trash will be me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMac56 View Post
    They missed the biggest floppy disk issue, remember installing MS Office off of 30 floppy disks, or backing up your PC to floppy?
    Ever had one of those go bad??
    How did you get the whole programme onto the computer without missing anything?

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    I bought my son his first computer, a Tandy color computer, which I still have.
    I then bought my first computer, a Compuadd..I think it was about 1500.00 and later I bought a 40MB hard drive for it for another 350.00.

    It came with nothing installed. I had to install DOS from floppies..

    I remember once calling them for tech support and they asked me if I had modem! Those were the days.

    It was great to have a 3 color monitor!

    Ahh, the good ole days...Ha, you can havem' !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kala View Post
    How did you get the whole programme onto the computer without missing anything?
    It would tell you to load disk number x - where x = 1-30. Trouble is, they weren't always sequential, so you had to read the message and make sure it was the right floppy. Kept you busy, not like now where you can read a book while waiting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by access-mdb View Post
    It would tell you to load disk number x - where x = 1-30. Trouble is, they weren't always sequential, so you had to read the message and make sure it was the right floppy. Kept you busy, not like now where you can read a book while waiting!
    So once you installed it, did it run like you would use MS Office now. Shortcut on the desktop?

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    Yes, albeit on the Windows 3/95 equivalent. Ah happy days, so much simpler then

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