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Old 11-26-2022, 04:39 PM   #1216
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You must be ancient like me. I must dispose of 100s of MSDN CDs, Windows 3.0 inc manuals, Word 2.0a, Wordstar 6.0 and other stuff in the attic and put down proper insulation.

I think all the CP/M stuff went at last clear out.
Well, I think I left Spring Chicken behind some wrinkles ago and yes, we have all that crap too or did. Wordstar, CP/M, damn. You're bringing back some nostalgia, bro!

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I'm old enough to remember AOL CDs that were sent in the mail unrequested. When we first got married, our first apartment, the table in the kitchen wobbled. In the mail came an AOL CD and udter one of the table legs it went and gone was the wobble. Best use for an AOL CD I've ever seen.

OH COME ON, those damned AOL CDs were still coming around well into the 2000's I think. I was always gobsmacked by that, that they just...kept on keeping on.

On the other hand, though, you'd be shocked at how many customers I have that still have, no kidding, AOL, MSN, Hotmail or Yahoo email addies. It always amazes me, what people will do or give up for freebies. I've never had a free email addy in my life and don't plan to start now. Sure, sure, call me paranoid, but I just don't wish to be the product.

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Old 11-26-2022, 06:16 PM   #1217
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I had a PC before IBM launched an MS-DOS based computer. What I had was the Tandy Radio Shack TRS-80 Model I. It ran on a Z-80 processor.
How funny! I was just thinking of my old Tandy Radio Shack TRS-80, reading this thread! I have fond memories of that machine. Had it a long time, it was still working when I finally gave it away.
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Old 11-26-2022, 07:39 PM   #1218
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OH COME ON, those damned AOL CDs were still coming around well into the 2000's I think. I was always gobsmacked by that, that they just...kept on keeping on.

On the other hand, though, you'd be shocked at how many customers I have that still have, no kidding, AOL, MSN, Hotmail or Yahoo email addies. It always amazes me, what people will do or give up for freebies. I've never had a free email addy in my life and don't plan to start now. Sure, sure, call me paranoid, but I just don't wish to be the product.

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I have two free email addresses. GMail and Outlook and they work well. AOL, MSN, Hotmail, and Yahoo are lousy. I did this so if I ever change ISP, I would not have to change my email which is a right pain in the ass. I've changed ISP a number of times. SO it's just easier not to use the ISP email address.
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Old 11-26-2022, 07:40 PM   #1219
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How funny! I was just thinking of my old Tandy Radio Shack TRS-80, reading this thread! I have fond memories of that machine. Had it a long time, it was still working when I finally gave it away.
The TRS-80 did work well. I liked it. But eventually it was time to move on.
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Old 11-26-2022, 09:23 PM   #1220
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I have two free email addresses. GMail and Outlook and they work well. AOL, MSN, Hotmail, and Yahoo are lousy. I did this so if I ever change ISP, I would not have to change my email which is a right pain in the ass. I've changed ISP a number of times. SO it's just easier not to use the ISP email address.
But Hotmail is Outlook. Microsoft bought them out some years ago.
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Old 11-26-2022, 11:13 PM   #1221
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Heh. I was a total technophobe in my youth. I saw a computer for the first time in 1996, and got one of my own as terribly late as in 2009, at the ripe old age of 37. I just didn't care about that stuff in my twenties or even in my early to mid-thirties, and I was a die-hard paper book fan until 2011. Then I made a 180⁰ turn toward ebooks and never looked back.

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Old 11-26-2022, 11:50 PM   #1222
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PC = Personal computer ! Why do all the crap heads assume it runs windows V(X) as OS ?
First, I don't think of myself as a crap head. And everyone thinks PC=Windows because Apple spent millions telling us they are the same.
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Old 11-26-2022, 11:59 PM   #1223
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First, I don't think of myself as a crap head. And everyone thinks PC=Windows because Apple spent millions telling us they are the same.
tbh, the "I'm a Mac" guy was kinda obnoxious.
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Old 11-27-2022, 05:00 AM   #1224
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tbh, the "I'm a Mac" guy was kinda obnoxious.
Both actors are far better outside of the ads. Justin Long "I'm a Mac" and John Hodgman "I'm a PC" (and an author!).
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Old 11-27-2022, 05:37 AM   #1225
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Hotmail is not Outlook. Hotmail is gone now, but there was a time when MS ran both.
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Old 11-27-2022, 05:39 AM   #1226
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Old 11-27-2022, 05:48 AM   #1227
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Hotmail is not Outlook. Hotmail is gone now, but there was a time when MS ran both.
I'm pretty sure that "both" was just a brief beta period before it was folded into Outlook. A family member still has an email address with the Hotmail domain.

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Old 11-27-2022, 10:08 AM   #1228
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Hotmail is not Outlook. Hotmail is gone now, but there was a time when MS ran both.
Hell, tell yourself whatever you want, but we email customers at .hotmail, .aol, .yahoo and .msn, etc. every damn day. My customers sure don't know that they've been changed.

And all four of them are nightmares. Don't get me started about .comcast.

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Old 11-27-2022, 11:33 AM   #1229
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Hell, tell yourself whatever you want, but we email customers at .hotmail, .aol, .yahoo and .msn, etc. every damn day. My customers sure don't know that they've been changed.

And all four of them are nightmares. Don't get me started about .comcast.

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Yes, they have a Hotmail address, but you cannot get a new Hotmail address. It's Outlook now for new addresses.
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Old 11-27-2022, 02:23 PM   #1230
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Yes, they have a Hotmail address, but you cannot get a new Hotmail address. It's Outlook now for new addresses.
Dunno, but all I can say is, when we see those email addies, we add a premium to our quotes. Not being mean, but invariably, we have a TON more unpaid tech support to provide than we do to those that have branched out a bit to other email addresses, paid email addresses (gasp! what a shocking idea!) and all that.

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