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Date: 06/09/15 01:58 PM

21 Responses to The Difference 25 Years Makes [Pic]

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    Gottamgear Male 18-29
    670 posts
    June 8, 2014 at 3:40 pm
    Link: The Difference 25 Years Makes - Colby Walkmac: 1 MB RAM, 20 MB hard drive, & no modem. Upgradeable to 2 MB RAM & 40 MB hard drive. $6,000 in 1990.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    June 9, 2014 at 2:40 pm
    Its scary, now I have a phone which pretty much does everything
    And a TV which downloads films, throws up internet, pick a box set of a series, whatever you want, dayum
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    therealpixie Female 60-69
    54 posts
    June 9, 2014 at 3:28 pm
    My 1st computer was a Sanyo in the early `80s. I could type 5 pages, then I had to open a new file because the old one was too big to handle!
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    durdikkimeng Male 50-59
    748 posts
    June 9, 2014 at 3:41 pm
    But the big thingy will physically connect to pretty much anything.
    The little thingy won`t.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    June 9, 2014 at 3:54 pm
    Heck, I had a Timex Sinclair 3000 back in the late 70`s/early 80`s. It had a "ram pack" that clicked onto the back of it to give it a total of 16k of ram.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    June 9, 2014 at 4:17 pm
    My first (parents` first) was an Adam computer. Colecovision word processor, basically. lol.
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    ArgusTuft Male 50-59
    1211 posts
    June 9, 2014 at 4:53 pm
    @Patch. Yay! I had the Sinclair ZX80. 4K on board, but the 16K expansion block made you feel like king of the world!
    I built my first one. 9 switches. 8 binary and an execute switch. Soldered everything on the board, the Darlington Trans arrays, the gateway arrays, everything.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3908 posts
    June 9, 2014 at 5:45 pm
    First PC we had was a Tandy 1000. Now that I think about it, I really miss those old DOS games like King`s Quest & Space Quest.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    June 9, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    You could make some pretty decent waffles on that old one.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4907 posts
    June 9, 2014 at 6:43 pm
    started with Commodore-16
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
    1502 posts
    June 9, 2014 at 8:56 pm
    I had a 2GS, it was super weak.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14620 posts
    June 9, 2014 at 9:40 pm
    In 1990 I bought my girlfriend a PSION MC600, which ran DOS and Lotus Symphony (word processor, spreadsheet, charting functions, a database and comms package). It was smaller than laptops of the day weighing only 4.31bs and had a 30 hour battery life on 8 AA batteries. I paid GBP300.

    The earlier version MC400 had a multitasking O/S but didn`t run DOS.

    My own system was a Psion 3A, which ran for nearly a week on 2 AA batteries and kicked the arse of just about everything. There was loads of software, and if I needed apps, I just wrote my own.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    June 9, 2014 at 11:32 pm
    Just wait, the next 25 will be even more remarkable.

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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    June 10, 2014 at 12:08 am
    Still got my Acorn Electron, 30 years old this year. 6502(?) 2MHz processor, 16kB ram, cassette player for storage, £200. (£561 equivalent today)
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    Forplay2k Male 50-59
    648 posts
    June 10, 2014 at 3:38 am
    A portable computer from 30 years ago....





    IBM Portable PC 5155
    Model: Model 68
    Introduced: February 1984
    Price: US $4225.
    Weight: 30 pounds
    CPU: Intel 8088 @ 4.77MHz
    RAM: 256K, 640K max
    Display: 9-inch amber display
    CGA graphics, 80 X 25 text
    Storage: Two 360KB 5.25-inch disk drives
    Ports: 1 parallel, 1 serial, CGA video
    OS: IBM PC-DOS Version 2.10 (disk)
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    BlackHaze Male 18-29
    194 posts
    June 10, 2014 at 3:41 am
    @durdikkimeng
    Yeah? Where`s it`s USB then? Not much using COM or LPT ports anymore.
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    LemonCurry Male 40-49
    1106 posts
    June 10, 2014 at 7:11 am
    some things are resistant to change ...


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    LemonCurry Male 40-49
    1106 posts
    June 10, 2014 at 7:17 am
    A portable computer from 60 years ago ...


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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14620 posts
    June 10, 2014 at 9:17 pm
    @Forplay2k one of those was my work PC at a big six accounting firm in the 1990`s
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
    2692 posts
    June 14, 2014 at 12:05 am
    Computers? huh. You can`t telephone my dad if he`s not home, because he doesn`t have a cell, and he won`t buy a new phone with answering machine built in, because he want`s to keep his old phone and buy a stand-alone answering machine, of which he will not believe no longer exists. Well, before she died, my mom typed recipes and letters on her (non-electric) typewriter. I bet most of you kids don`t even know what that is.
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
    2692 posts
    June 14, 2014 at 12:10 am
    But then again, I listen to my 2,000 or so collection of cds on my discman. I also have a turntable and tape deck-- (which, okay, I never use) Hey, what works, works. Grease up the Reo, and when the iceman comes, we`ll let him listen to the gramophone, and we`ll take pictures of each other with the Brownie.

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