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On Jul 11, 2010, at 6:54 PM, Nathan Bahn <nathan.bahn at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 3:27 PM, A. Jorge Garcia <calcpage at aol.com>
> > Please don't tell me it was for Lotus 1-2-3 or Wordperfect.
> Believe it or not, we did do a lot with BASIC, Lotus, WordStar and
> DBase in those days.... Well, before we had PCs, we had GIMIX (like
> early Linux that ran UNIX apps on a mini computer) and dumb
> I remember getting Windows 2.0 on multiple floppy disks (the real
> floppy 5.25" disks with cardboard covers) for free at PC Expo in
> Manhattan in 1989?
> Anyone remember PCs before Windows and the Web??
> Anyone remember SneakerNet and PCs without hard drives or graphics???
> A. Jorge Garcia
> Teacher & Professor
> Applied Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science
> Baldwin Senior High School & Nassau Community College
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> I remember in the early-to-mid-80s the PTA for my elementary school
> decided that the school needed to get with the times, and so they
> bought at least one computer a year for the school; the first one --
> if I recall correctly -- was a Commodore 64 and the next year it was
> a PET (With a tape drive! It would take forever to load the game
> "Oregon Trail".). The teachers, as far as I know, were never
> trained on their uses; and why would they have been? There were
> only so many computers to go around the whole school; the PTA, I
> believe, would have gotten a bigger bang for the buck with school
> supplies (but of course, a computer is so much SEXIER than a white
> board -- much less paper and pencils).
> Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments.
> See http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html & http://www.openoffice.org
> (Nathan Bahn)
OMG I almost forgot about the Commodore 64 and 128 as well as the
Commodore Pet and SuperPet! I remember teaching Pascal on one of
those the first year I taught AP Computer Science in 1984? Soon after
we started seeing the first Apple, Apple II, Apple IIe and Mac. I
guess that's what's called a Mac Classic now-a-days!
A. Jorge Garcia
Applied Math & CS
Baldwin SHS & Nassau CC
Sent from my iPod
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