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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Mice with balls in
    If only they were a thing of the past!! They soon will be at my schools.. fed up of cleaning the darn things!

    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    I was thinking yesterday on the way to the carpark....... dot matrix printers 9pin!!
    Aww, I miss that werrie noise from the corner of the room. Still used one in my old job for accounts and invoices. I think they might even still be using them now, despite I keep pointing out "Look, you can buy laser versions of your Invoice paper too!" lol ..

    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    how about the real floppies, the bendy ones.
    I still have a load of them at home for my Atari 800 (well my dads, but I've laid claim to it for now .. my first introduction to computing and programming on that little beast, think I might have a couple of them, but we have boxes full of the old floppy floppies.
    To be honest, I've only just ditched a box of them from one of my schools who had kept them just in case .. I wanted to know just in case of what, so threw them! lol ..


    My dad of course, from when he started in IT, would say things such as Baby and all the punch cards etc that have been mentioned above .. lol ..

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    Must be about 9 1/2 or 10 years for me now as well. I miss NT4.0! What I miss the most is I didn't find it quite so stressful back then, people seemed to be able to work without PCs for a short while, now less than 5 minutes away from a PC and they can't teach/work.....

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    Nt4 - Options pack

    Sad to say I have original Nt4 and N4 option pack CDs

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    CP/M3. 8" floppy drives. There were no standards, we had to create our own BIOS and drivers. We got a 5MB hard drive that came in a box the size of a switch cab. lord knows how much it cost. Our systms used 4MHz Z80s. The 6MHz version kept falling over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solitaire89 View Post
    You have typewriter ribbons? I may be in touch shortly!
    We do!! my boss knows all the Karma codes for them...it's his party trick!!

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    British Naval Connectors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdrabble View Post
    Nt4 - Options pack

    Sad to say I have original Nt4 and N4 option pack CDs
    LOL .. I'm not the only one then .. I did have an old HP Server with them installed on from an old workplace too, but that bit the dust and went to the big IT Graveyard in the sky .. lol ..

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    I remember golfball typewriters too.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by broc View Post
    I remember golfball typewriters too.....
    They took all the fun out of untangling the letter arms every 10 minutes.

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    I was working on mainframes that still used punched cards in 1984!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tcsltd View Post
    We do!! my boss knows all the Karma codes for them...it's his party trick!!
    Only problem is I don't know at this point exactly what I need!!!!! I'll find out Yay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonic1485 View Post
    PC software that came in BIIIIIIG boxes!
    And on 20 floppies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    And on 20 floppies!
    With an actual manual!

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    Quote Originally Posted by broc View Post
    modems, but wait until you have done almost 40 years & then you will remember things like paper tape, punched cards, teletypes, green screens, computers as big as a room, with lots of flashing lights and 4mb memory.

    I feel old....

    Nah in 40 years we'll be reminiscing about floppy disks and 15" CRT's and the youngsters will give the same blank look that a few on here probably just did when you mentioned 'punch cards' and then they’ll go onto talking about their holographic display etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdrabble View Post
    Nt4 - Options pack

    Sad to say I have original Nt4 and N4 option pack CDs

    SNAP

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