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I just got the email announcing the new episode and the pic with the Doc standing amongst those (now) vintage Radio Shack machines made me spit take (don't worry, it was just water. But, a little later, it would have been something more valuable and i'd be pissed!).

My first computing experience was on a Radio Shack TRS-80 (or, Trash-80 as they were affectionately called) programing in Basic. My machine, a Model II ran at a blistering 4MHz and sported a whopping 32KB of RAM (that's right... K! pronounced K. not meg, or gig. K.). Oh, how i miss those innocent days... "Internet" sounds like a kind of hairspray for your naughty bits... and google was just a really really really big number.

BTW, that daisy wheel printer in front of him... the loudest office machine in the history of loud office machines.

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I used to really enjoy the sound of the daisy wheel printer, much more soothing (or less irritating) than the dot matrix. And the joy of those tractor feed paper edges? The decorations we had!

The joy of those days, of course, was that the crazy crap we have to do nowadays was impossible, and people didn't expect us to try.
There's a newsletter?
Yeah, it came on the newfangled 'Electronic Mail'. Fad if you aske me, it'll last about as long as Madonna.will.
Drag, never got it.
Nice suit, Doctor!
The Texas Instrument computer taught me Basic, which was a Major joy. But the best computer EVER was my Commodore 64, runing at a blazing one megahertz. The internet was mostly bulliten boards using a modem at a whopping speed of 300 baud. Downloading text would print to the screen faster than I could read it, so I figured I wouldn't ever need anythong faster. The down side was pictures. Fourty-five minutes wasn't enough time to download a recognizable picture. Now it takes a fraction of a second. Still, the C64 had everything modern computers have, but in compact form. Remember Demos? Your computers STILL can't do what the C64 could. And that was 25 years ago!
-G
Been there been there. Started out with the Apple II with a cassette drive, trs-80, C64. Those were good ole days for sure. Computers and Monty Python.

George Todd said:
The Texas Instrument computer taught me Basic, which was a Major joy. But the best computer EVER was my Commodore 64, runing at a blazing one megahertz. The internet was mostly bulliten boards using a modem at a whopping speed of 300 baud. Downloading text would print to the screen faster than I could read it, so I figured I wouldn't ever need anythong faster. The down side was pictures. Fourty-five minutes wasn't enough time to download a recognizable picture. Now it takes a fraction of a second. Still, the C64 had everything modern computers have, but in compact form. Remember Demos? Your computers STILL can't do what the C64 could. And that was 25 years ago!
-G
We all like the Tiki bar. I wish I had a tiki bar in which to drink all the time. Seriously, though, why don't you just post a 30m video of Layla's bare ass? That's all anybody want's to see, I mean, aside from her boobies. It doesn't even have to be bare. She could put on spandex shorts and dance around for a while. Come on, guys, please!?
Ahh yes the Trash-80...brings me back to Junior High....wheres the Apple IIe Doc?? I remeber program a computer with punch paper....then they got really modern and we used a cassette tape....
LOL! That's a bit before my time. The 5.25" floppy was the media of choice in my earliest days. Bear in mind, that was THE drive. No internal on those babies. Though later models may have sported one. I discovered music and girls around that time so, my memory is a little fuzzy.

BTW: Thanks for posting to this topic, Kristi. You added much needed sexy to what would otherwise have been a very geeky pocket protected thread - irony and all :)

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