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nicola
Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 1:34:18 PM

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For those who have only just realised there's internets out there, let's take a trip down memory lane.

Post pics of your earliest interweb memories - first pics that got emailed, first ones you've seen (no tubgirl please).

Guest
Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 1:39:09 PM

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Mine is a noise. That annoying dial up noise that you used to hear.


nicola
Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 1:47:44 PM

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I loved that noise.

You could get Google updates monthly back in 1999:

nicola
Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 1:50:50 PM

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Lycos is probably the first search engine I remember, along with altavista:

Guest
Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 1:52:33 PM

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A friend said he had one of these modems on his commodore 64 back in the day when it was basically all text.






Guest
Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 1:57:21 PM

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nicola
Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 4:19:43 PM

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Guest
Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 4:31:20 PM

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Interesting
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 8:08:29 PM

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My first memories had the dialup noise, too. I'd go to the local BBS, which was somebody's computer. Did my first chats there; all text based.

Did anybody else do that?
Guest
Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2009 8:33:19 AM

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Batman
Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2009 8:50:32 AM

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An IBM 370 mainframe from 1980
Used it in college. Moved from that to an IBM 4341.
Got to run on a Cray 3 - once.

Bat

Guest
Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2009 1:24:32 PM

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Bat, just think: you can buy a terabyte hard drive for a hundred bucks now.
Batman
Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2009 1:51:31 PM

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a 15 meg Wincester HD in 1981 was $15,000.

Remember the old dec readers and keyboards the size of a VW?

Bat
Guest
Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2009 1:55:35 PM

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Batman wrote:
a 15 meg Wincester HD in 1981 was $15,000.

Remember the old dec readers and keyboards the size of a VW?

Bat

Those things were the size of and built like a tank too. I remember paying $200.00 for 4MB of memory.
Had a customer pay $600.0 for 16MB thought that was a good deal too. LOL Back around 1994
Guest
Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2009 8:22:09 PM

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And now the RAM alone is that size.


Hey, that sounded sexual. book
DBarclay
Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2009 8:33:28 PM

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Ny first computer ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Micro

and the top game was

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elite_(computer_game)
nicola
Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2009 9:08:59 PM

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Guest
Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009 8:46:40 AM

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Man I had forgot all about the dancing baby.
Zafia
Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009 9:11:47 AM

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DBarclay wrote:
Ny first computer ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Micro

and the top game was

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elite_(computer_game)


Wow!

LMAO!!

"Love all, trust a few, and do wrong to none."





Guest
Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009 11:53:33 AM

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Jude
Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009 12:20:21 PM

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And support today is...


Batman
Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009 12:37:53 PM

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I wandered for a minute:
But, I'm back.

First thing I received, I believe is:

And the question was:
'How many people does it take to screw in a light blub?'





I still love it.

Bat

Guest
Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009 1:28:15 PM

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You know Jude I was so going to blow that off when I first started it. But the more I listened the funnier it got to me! Thanks!
Jude
Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009 1:35:57 PM

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Chef, my job is making those services as good as possible, and every time I see that it cracks me up.

Guest
Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009 1:41:52 PM

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It was funny as hell. I could almost hear the guy thinking "what a dumbass"LOL
Batman
Posted: Friday, February 13, 2009 5:23:17 PM

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Got this today from a programming bud.

Bat
Playmale
Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2009 11:14:00 AM

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Jude, that is a riot, having grown up in the city of Arvada, and knowing about the caliber of many of the fine people in the City Council, particularly the Mayor...What a group of geniuses!
techgoddess
Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 9:06:35 AM

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~~Tech
Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do...
Guest
Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 8:08:31 PM

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Bat, that looks like a disc brake from a Silverado.

Oh, I forgot all about Prodigy, Goddess. Is that even around anymore?
nicola
Posted: Monday, November 09, 2009 2:40:17 PM

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