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    More Cheesier Than Ever Cheesehead's Avatar
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    I Remember The Good Old Days When...
    Getting a good ranking in Altavista was all it took.

    Affiliate Marketing meant Banner Farms.

    "Google" was a sound a baby made when they needed their diaper changed.

    ......AND.......?
    This World is Not My Home
    We're gonna go inside, we're gonna go outside, inside and outside. . . And then we're gonna go go go and we're not gonna stop til we get across that goalline! Quotes from the movie Rudy, 1993

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    ...you had to hit refresh in chatrooms to see what the other person had posted.
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    I remember chatting in Chathouse

    I also remember when mirc was hot
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    I remember when the biggest BBS in town had THREE 164KB floppy drives and a 300 baud modem, tweaked to run up to 400 baud!
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    I remember when my **Zenith** laptop was all the rage...

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    I remember it taking almost 2 hours to download a Bruce Lee game via cassette on my Atari 800XL

    http://www.atarimuseum.com/computers...00xl/800xl.htm

    and losing an ice cream eating contest to older kids. I was only 6, what do you expect?

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    I remember living with my Grandmother during the summers without a telephone or television (no reception without cable, cable was not yet available).
    The internet had not yet been invented. We didn't have computers.

    Going to town to make a telephone call was a big excursion.
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    I remember when content was king but now that is so last month
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    The slot machine that IS paid! Billy Kay's Avatar
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    Starting out on a Commodore64 and thinking that new IBM PC would just be a fad - and continuing to stick with it until there wasn't a single program availabe anymore

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    You can still find C64 emulators and program images out there, if you're feeling nostalgic.
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    I remember Prodigy -- my first internet service and no connection to the World Wide Web ... only BBS's and email.



    Then later ...

    I also remember creating a web page with affiliate links and presell info on a few niche online stores, then creating a ppc ad for FindWhat.com for less than .05 and making LOTS of money on the one ad, and the one page.

    Sigh... it was Soooo easy.

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    Paper punched tape
    I remember my first 'pc' programming starting with a switch-toggled loader booting up a paper punched tape BASIC program/operating system from some outfit in New Mexico - I wonder what ever happened to them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Kay
    Starting out on a Commodore64 and thinking that new IBM PC would just be a fad - and continuing to stick with it until there wasn't a single program availabe anymore
    Sticking with the Commodore 64 (and 128s) until the hard drives crashed and there wasn't anyone to repair them.

    Buying a custom 8088 PC with a 20 MEG hard drive and the salesman said "You'll NEVER use that much space....."
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    CompuServe....
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    I remember my first computer, a Commodore Colt. No hard drive, 2 floppy disk drives, monochrome monitor, C:> prompts and I had to install the modem myself. Aahhh..those were the days.

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    I remember my first FAX machine that was to change the way we did business forever.

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    Planex RX gave you three full sized products each time a customer signed up under you id. I had a closet full of shampoo, vitamins, lotions, so much that most passed it expiration date well before I could ever use it. I was also able to give over 3000 full size products to women's shelters too! All for sending out a few emails :0)

    I also owned a radio shack computer with NO hard drive ( just big floppys) and didn't even know WHAT a hard drive was.....

    Used prodigy dial up long distance ( when you had to pay by the minute) at painfully slow speeds

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    I used to have Spectrum/Sinclair or something like that, programs were loaded from MCs, and regular TV was used as a display. Took some five to ten minutes to load a simple game (unless it didn't crash half-way there). Fast forward couple of years - text based talkers and IRC were all the rage, browsing web with text-based browser Lynx seemed so natural back in the day. Add some more years and animated gif images became a big hit, every website had to have them and a lots of them.

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    The really sophisticated websites opened with MIDI audio files playing "America the Beautiful" or some other well known song in the background.
    This World is Not My Home
    We're gonna go inside, we're gonna go outside, inside and outside. . . And then we're gonna go go go and we're not gonna stop til we get across that goalline! Quotes from the movie Rudy, 1993

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    Turning images off so AOL pages would load in less than 5 minutes on my Hayes 1400 KBPS modem.

    And further back to college days...

    Driving my MG (with the top down in a blizzrd) to the computer center with a 20 lb. box of IBM punch cards to load into a CDC 6400 mainframe. Then driving back to the Engineering Center to get my printout and praying it would run or that a flock of geese wouldn't interfere with the laser beam connection between the two locations.
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    I remember when I first bought a computer. Didn't have enough money left to pay for the internet, so I used our local library's free text based service.

    I could log on, and move around the internet using DOS like commands. About the only thing it was good for was chat, so I hung out at Parent's Place, Chat House, and another one called Party something or other and chatted every night using that.

    I also remember in high school being able to use 'the' computer as a reward for getting your work done first. About the only game to do on it was a spelling speed game that was sort of like the game centipeded, except you shot letters instead of bug pieces, and had to spell the word correctly doing that. We also each had a 5 1/2 floppy to keep our work on! *LOL*
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    Outsourced Program Manager Jorge - SHOPiMAR's Avatar
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    Who has any of these around 5.25-inch floppies



    I still have 2 of them.


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    Jorge, 5.25 is what I meant, not 5 1/2. All I remember is they were HUGE! *LOL*

    Actually having one in your possession was like a badge of honor when our school first got computers. *ROTFL*
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