Windows Rant

James Takac p3nndrag0n at
Mon Jul 12 00:41:18 UTC 2010


On Monday 12 July 2010 05:27:09 A. Jorge Garcia wrote:
> > 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 an
> early Linux that ran UNIX apps on a mini computer) and dumb
> terminals....
> 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???
> Regards,
> A. Jorge Garcia
> Teacher & Professor
> Applied Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science
> Baldwin Senior High School & Nassau Community College

Well, I can remember the likes of the ole TRS-80 Level 1 with a whopping 4K of 
ram, tape drive, 128 x 48 monochrome graphics, etc and using the old free 
BBS's  before I ever knew of the net


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