[ubuntu-uk] memory lane, was: Please can someone look at this and try to help
softy.lofty.ilp at btinternet.com
Mon Nov 12 18:28:21 GMT 2007
Huh! Call that hardship, lad? Ney, t'were pure luxury.
Back in the 1700s we had major problems with power supply during the summer
months for our water powered logical gates in the Monastry of Mathmatics in
Couterbury Cathedral ....
From: ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
[mailto:ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com]On Behalf Of Chris Rowson
Sent: 12 November 2007 17:53
To: British Ubuntu Talk
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] memory lane,was: Please can someone look at
this and try to help
> Ian Pascoe wrote:
> > Well I cut my teeth on a Model B and the first major enhancement I did
> > was .... to add a 5.25" floppy drive.
> Mmm, not sure I should confess to this in a public forum but:
> I also started on a Beeb, had to install the floppy-disc interface one
> chip at a time and installed a word-processor on a ROM (there's flash!).
> No hard drive then!
> And all that 32K of RAM!!! such luxury.
My first forage into computing in the 1800's was much more hardcore.
You don't know you're born!
I would often be called to the analytical machine late at night,
because a tiny misalignment of a brass cog had caused it to render an
ascii image of her majesty incorrectly (thus greatly angering
subscribers of the then pigeon powered t'internet.....).
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