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    What's your best guess?

    Ok all you oldies out there what is this... {and I don't mean the plane}
    Hint: Circa 1956!
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    Before looking at the spoiler,



    After my answer & looking at your spoiler

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    A slide-out for a plane (?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Ok all you oldies out there what is this... {and I don't mean the plane}
    Hint: Circa 1956!
    Well, it's the plane that brings back memories for me. It looks like a Douglas DC-7 from Pan American Airways (later to be rebranded Pan-Am) with a couple Navy officers on board. In 1956 I flew in a similar PAA DC-7 when the Navy transferred my father from Hawaii to the US mainland.

    I remember each passenger got a free hand bag with the PAA logo to hold your small carry-on items. I traveled with that PAA bag for the next two decades, and was sad when it finally fell apart and disintegrated.

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    In 1971, the time sharing company I worked for (time sharing? What's that?) had "workspaces" that were 32K/user.
    In 60-days, it was necessary for the size to be doubled to 64K, then 60-days later to 128K and the "developers" said, "There, 128K...no one will need more than that for quite a while." HA

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