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JerryW

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JerryW

Man, those were the days! Tandy, Commodore, The old modems that ran at 300baud using punter protocol, punch cards on ncr mainframes. I think I got more excited about tech in those days then I do now. Don't get me wrong, I am a techie and I love to experiment, etc. but it just doesn't seem as fun any more or maybe better words would be that it is not the same fun as in those days.

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msawyer91

Wow Jerry that brings back some good memories. I ran a BBS for years on T.A.G. BBS software. It started out on a meager PC...IBM PS/1 with a 10 MHz 80286, 1 MB memory and a 30 MB HDD. But the modem blazed along at a whopping 2400 baud. It took a week to illegally download Windows 3.0 on floppy disk because of the daily time limit of 60 minutes. Now we don't hesitate about downloading a 1 GB file!!!

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msawyer91

We'll set it up next to my functional Kaypro II :D

Let's do it! Heathkit, TRS-80 and Kaypro. Wow, we'll be able to start the Home Server Show Computer Museum. how much should we charge for admission?

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jmwills

If you can produce a 5.25" floppy, you get in free!

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JerryW

I am truly enjoying this conversation. Maybe too much! @Matt, I remember those days. I pulled some stunts in my time. We use to do phone phreaking and get phone codes to call long distance BBS systems. We built a little box to help us and would go down this train trestle to a switching station, connect up there. Camp out all night and download as much as we could. I remember one of the games I had was Bruce Lee. I never could finish the game because you had to find an apple and on my monochrome screen, well, I couldn't see it. :blink:

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ikon

I have 2 trays full of 5.25" floppies, with various versions of CP/M and different software.

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msawyer91

I am truly enjoying this conversation. Maybe too much! @Matt, I remember those days. I pulled some stunts in my time. We use to do phone phreaking and get phone codes to call long distance BBS systems. We built a little box to help us and would go down this train trestle to a switching station, connect up there. Camp out all night and download as much as we could. I remember one of the games I had was Bruce Lee. I never could finish the game because you had to find an apple and on my monochrome screen, well, I couldn't see it. :blink:

Ah yes, the monochrome screen, or what we as kids would call the "green screen." I had one of those! The first computer I ever had I got for Christmas in 1988. My parents bought me a Laser 128 from Sears; it was an Apple ][ clone, which I found out in more recent years (thanks to Wikipedia @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_128) was actually an unauthorized clone. VTech, maker of the Laser 128, actually won the litigation Apple filed against them. That computer had a single 5.25" floppy drive, and there was only one program that I couldn't get to run on it (since the Laser was a clean room clone, it didn't "perfectly" emulate the Apple ROM). There are days when I miss that computer...it had some fun stuff and it was remarkably simple.

 

Little did my parents know that they were creating a monster. :)

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msawyer91

If you can produce a 5.25" floppy, you get in free!

And if you can produce an 8" floppy, you get a $5 voucher to the museum gift shop and snack bar!

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ikon

And if you can produce an 8" floppy, you get a $5 voucher to the museum gift shop and snack bar!

 

Dang, I threw out my last 8" floppies a couple of years ago. :(

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ImTheTypeOfGuy

Dang, I threw out my last 8" floppies a couple of years ago. :(

 

...but you kept the 5.25" floppies? Where is the logic in that?

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