Windows Rant

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Sun Jul 11 23:57:04 UTC 2010


On Jul 11, 2010, at 5:59 PM, Douglas Pollard <dougpol1 at verizon.net>  
wrote:

> On 07/11/2010 05:33 PM, Michael Pavling wrote:
>> On 11 July 2010 22:14, Karl Larsen<klarsen1 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>
>>> On 07/11/2010 02:29 PM, Michael Pavling wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 11 July 2010 20:57, Karl Larsen<klarsen1 at gmail.com>    wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>      Heck Yes! In my storage is a computer I bought around 1960.  
>>>>> It
>>>>> arrived and had 2 3.5 inch floppies and it had 16 Meg of RAM.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> You must mean 1990....
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>         Nope 1960 about. By 1990 the Internet was Everywhere.
>>>
>>
>> *blinks*
>>
>> okay.... I'm going to bookmark this thread for anyone considering
>> taking your advice in future.
>>
>> I gave you the benefit of the doubt, but what you just said about  
>> your
>> "computer in storage" is wrong on *every* point; from hardware specs
>> to software to price... (assuming you maintain that this is a machine
>> that was in existence before 1990)
>>
>> If you *insist* that this is a machine you had in THE NINETEEN
>> SIXTIES!!!! then I'm happy to call you a big fat liar for posterity  
>> to
>> store for ever (and I don't take the risk of libelling someone
>> lightly).
>>
>>
> I might well be wrong, but I don't think there was hardrives in the  
> mid
> 1970's. If there were I must have been  dumb as a stump as we used  
> tape
> drives.  A good friend of mine was using a wire recorder to save to  
> and
> they were popular in the early 1950's .   My first Windows computer  
> was
> a lap top with Windows 3.1  and that was used and  was about 1989  
> and I
> think the 3.5 floppies were pretty new even that late.
>                                             Doug
>
> -- 

There were hdds then but no PCs yet. I saw such a hdd on a mainframe  
at Cornell in 1979.  It was made of coke, idk how expensive it was and  
idk if it held even 1 MB!

ROTFL,
A. Jorge Garcia
Applied Math & CS
Baldwin SHS & Nassau CC
http://shadowfaxrant.blogspot.com
http://www.youtube.com/calcpage2009
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