MS DOS 6.2!!! I worked for a company in 1995 that was still using it in 2000 to run their till systems. They probably still are as well.
Im about to hit my 9th year in IT and still with my origional employer, i totally agree with the CRT 15" and the 17"(heavy!!!!!) we got rid of those a long time ago!
My first PC c/w 9 pin printer and monitor cost £1,100. For a 286 !!!
Tcsltd (19th May 2010)
The transformation has been amazing over the last ten years. For example, our website circa 1999 found in the backups
Back then, the sole network printer was an HP laserjet III connected via parallel port to a switch, which was then connected by more, extremely long parallel cables to each of the 20-or-so computers in the room. Those computers, of course, were still running Windows 95 at the time. An Iomega Zip drive and several Zip Disks was the backup strategy, and each student would save their work on a named floppy disk. I remember this well because I was one of those students I'll turn my nostalgia mode off now.
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I remember typing everything offline, then connecting to Compuserve to send emails etc.
Then again I was doing that in February with VodacomSA.
paper tape, punched cards, teletypes, green screens, computers as big as a room, with lots of flashing lights and 4mb memory.
I'm 33 at the moment but...
PUnched card never had to use them however i have coded in Cobol which would have been music to your ears for punched cards as the rules for formatting and syntax in cobol were designed for them. I've used greens screens up until 1996. Worked with Mini computers not main frames sadly as well still it would take four big guys to remove the battery supply from one of them (Not a seperate UPS young 'uns) and a forklift to move them out the building . 4mb memory those were the days how about 32,64 and 128kb? 640kb in Dos as well. Extended and Expanded memory NT4.0 I got Quake 2 working on that after a supprot call to ID it was designed not to install on NT but there were ways round that good system as well better and 95 and 98 more reliable to. 17"(heavy!!!!!) nah 21" Sun CRTs or worse yet my Dads 43" widescreen CRT tv gonna be fun removing that in a few years lol
System/360 Model 195
Take a look at the technology packaging described in this archive & compare it to modern Intel chips
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Ten years DB... that's PATHETIC.
My 25 years is pretty miserable compared to some on here!
Ah the days of George 3, Vax and the PDP/11 with 3 terminals and a teletype. Submit something on more than one of those and you had to go out for an hour to wait for a response
Things have improved dramatically!
Interesting March 2000 was first real IT job so know past the 10 year mark maybe i should go for CITP (Application process | Chartered IT Professional (CITP) | Become Chartered | Membership and Networking | BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT)
The library catalogue system in my first job at a local college
10 years ago I was using RM-network based Windows 95 machines...... to type up my GCSE coursework at high school
I found a dot matrix printer stashed under the bench of the IT Suite when I started here 3 years ago! lol
Didn't test to see if it still worked though.
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