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Old 01-01-2012, 12:30 AM   #46
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I work with an 84 year old 5 days a week who "mans" the counciling hot line. She says "You youngens are in the prime of your life. Enjoy them while they last because in the blink of an eye they'll be gone." All her friends and past husbands have all gone to the "moon", as she puts it.
Speaking of electronic items. She remembers when they got electricity.
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:02 AM   #47
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Paper tape. I always bring up paper tape when people mention punch cards. I did use punch cards, but one of the machines I worked on (in fact the first one that I could claim some actual professional association with) used paper tape. Ghastly stuff.
Actually, I used the 026 in University. Then I went to work for DEC and got introduced to paper tapes. When I taught the PDP-8 Programming course, we would start loading the Focal interpreter with the ASR-33 teletype reader and then go out to lunch because it took at least 20 minutes to load. The High-Speed reader was a great advance, but the DF32 disk with 32000 word capacity was sheer heaven.
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:52 PM   #49
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You know you are getting older when you have another birthday. Seems obvious but it was my 51st birthday this Christmas and I lay there in bed before getting up and just thought, "Wow, that is a lot of birthdays."

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Old 01-01-2012, 09:04 PM   #50
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You know you're getting old when you don't like adding another year to your age on your birthday.
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:15 PM   #51
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Actually, I used the 026 in University. Then I went to work for DEC and got introduced to paper tapes. When I taught the PDP-8 Programming course, we would start loading the Focal interpreter with the ASR-33 teletype reader and then go out to lunch because it took at least 20 minutes to load. The High-Speed reader was a great advance, but the DF32 disk with 32000 word capacity was sheer heaven.
Oooh yes - remember paper tape and those incredibly fast processing speeds!
What about Visicalc? Programming in Basic? The first time you used a mouse!
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:00 PM   #52
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Oooh yes - remember paper tape and those incredibly fast processing speeds!
What about Visicalc? Programming in Basic? The first time you used a mouse!
I remember Basic well. I wrote an entire database program in Basic...and it was so beautiful. I...[sniff]...miss Basic.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:13 PM   #53
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Forewarning- I'm an 80's child


You know you're getting older when...


sometimes you had to blow in your video game cartriges to get them to work

words like "rad" and "tubular" were a regular part of your vocabulary

you used to devour Choose Your Own Adventure books

you actually wore things like stirrup pants, jelly shoes, and hypercolor shirts


I could go on and on and on...
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:36 PM   #54
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:37 AM   #55
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you remember when the History Channel had programming about history, the Learning Channel had educational programs instead of reality shows appealing to every sexual fetish out there from fat brides to tattoos to kiddie por...i mean child beauty pageants and X-Men 2 wasn't considered an American Movie Classic.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:30 AM   #56
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And MTV was known for its music...
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:18 AM   #57
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:28 AM   #58
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:39 AM   #59
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:41 PM   #60
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