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    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

    I shall be switching off my school laptop for good in less than 3 weeks time, after a long career in IT. I am retiring at the end of term & I intend to spend more time with my 1 year old grand-daughter & of course taking the occasional holiday in 'TERM TIME'.

    I started work more than 40 years ago & have had a great time. I have been fortunate to have been fully employed all my adult life, the last 11 years working in a school have been the most rewarding from a job satisfaction viewpoint. I have enjoyed being a member of the Edugeek forum for a number of years & have found it a great source of information, help, and sometimes provocative debate..... long may it continue.

    The very first computer I worked on was an IBM System 360/195 with 4mb 'core' memory, one of only 3 systems like it in Europe at the time. It occupied a room the size of a tennis court. Each of the 1mb memory 'boards' occupied a frame roughly 6ft long, 6ft high, and was about 1 ft wide. They were on wheels so engineers could slide them out of the mainframe chassis.

    By way of comparison 42 years later I am sat here with a mobile phone in my pocket with 16gb memory & a further 32gb in a micro SD card

    Technology is still moving at a pace, I am glad (& sad) to be stepping off the escalator of change, it has become harder to keep up to speed in the last couple of years

    To all my fellow Edugeek users & supporters, I wish all of you a long and happy future in whatever you do.....

    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish........

    Brian

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    Blimey - and I thought my Amiga 500 counted as "oversized and outdated" tech.

    Enjoy the time, you lucky bugger - any grand plans for your retirement, or just gardening/fishing to your heart's content?

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    Good luck and enjoy your Retirement!

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    Have fun!

    Pop in from time to time and say Hello

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    Wish you all the best in your retirement. Doesn't mean you have to leave Edugeek behind though!!

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    Good luck and enjoy your time with your grand-daughter, as a parent to 3 I rely on my parents/in laws to keep me sane

    As for keeping up with tech, your 1 year old grand-daughter will soon have her own tablet/ PC / interactive robot ....

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    Good Luck and enjoy it, mate, you've earned it.

    I'm of a similar history to you, started on a 360/30 and moved up to big System 4's. Hopefully, I'll be posting similar in the next 12 months.

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    So, so jealous

    Have a good retirement and do stop by from time to time to provide your expertise.

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    Have a fantastic retirement!! Well earned

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    Quote Originally Posted by broc View Post
    The very first computer I worked on was an IBM System 360/195
    You might recognise my avatar...

    Have a great retirement. I'm not jealous, honest!

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    All the best, @broc - well earned rest, make the most of it!

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    Best wishes for the future Brian - I hope you enjoy every minute of your retirement doing things you love with your family around you

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Blimey - and I thought my Amiga 500 counted as "oversized and outdated" tech.

    Enjoy the time, you lucky bugger - any grand plans for your retirement, or just gardening/fishing to your heart's content?
    Retirement Plans include :

    Not having to get up at 6:15am unless by choice .....
    Holidays any time I like ..... We have a motorcaravan which is going to get some serious use

    I have a 1983 Land Rover Series 3 Airportable awaiting restoration, it's a great big Meccano set for grown-ups

    Spending more time with my family - providing a free childcare service for my grand-daughter

    Gardening - we have neglected our garden for years

    DIY - house to decorate, bathrooms to refit

    I don't intend being a couch potato

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    Good luck mate! Keep on the forums and share your wisdom for fun!

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    All the best for your retirement, and please don't be a stranger

    I have enjoyed being a member of the Edugeek forum for a number of years & have found it a great source of information, help, and sometimes provocative debate..... long may it continue.
    That kind if comment makes me realise just how long we have been around!

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