cjdusa Wrote the following on 03/24/2007 5:41 PM : My first computer was a Commodore Vic 20, No.7 on the list.
CC NLI Wrote the following on 03/24/2007 7:46 PM : Let me guess, with that Tandy computer you had to put a 5 1/4-inch floppy disk in it every time you started it b/c the operating system was on it? I remember those days. Mine didn't have a modem though.
Nony NLI Wrote the following on 03/25/2007 02:58 AM : Anybody remember using the 8-inch floppy? I bloody wel got trained to use a cardpuncher ... where are the days. I found a cardpunch emulator for those with nostalgia to those heady times at the technological frontier!
All on the sudden I feel old and depressed ...
Azprick Wrote the following on 03/25/2007 08:24 AM : "All on the sudden I feel old and depressed ..."
Sorry man but you should.
I bet you are still very familiar with a 2" floppy?
Hail NeoCon. Bow to NeoCon.
CC NLI Wrote the following on 03/25/2007 4:48 PM : I've heard of 8 inch disks, never seen one though.
Surfer Wrote the following on 03/25/2007 5:08 PM : I have. And the computer that used it was heavy enough to permanently warp the heavy duty table it was sitting on. And Slooow. Hahaha. The college I go to has a couple 8 inch disks sitting around. Funny to look at. My wife asked "Does it hold more than a normal one?" Me and an instructor both gave her a sad look and said "No. It does not." She was confused. hehe
Nony NLI Wrote the following on 03/26/2007 02:13 AM : Well at least those slow computers kept programmers honest and programs small and compact, not these bloated pieces of garbage that take up megabytes of storage and require gigabytes of memory just to write a simple letter.
Where are the days ...
CC NLI Wrote the following on 03/26/2007 11:11 AM : My itunes alone take up 400 MB