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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tcsltd View Post
    I have been at Thomas for 12 years and the amount that technology have moved on is unbelievable...yet we still have people asking for typewriter ribbons!!! and we still sell alot of dot matrix supplies belive it or not!!!
    12 years .. but that must mean you started when you were 13 .. I mean you can't be more than 25 ..

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    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!

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    My first PC c/w 9 pin printer and monitor cost £1,100. For a 286 !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aptproductions View Post
    12 years .. but that must mean you started when you were 13 .. I mean you can't be more than 25 ..
    you smooth talker you!!! what are you after?? I was only 19 though!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tcsltd View Post
    you smooth talker you!!! what are you after?? I was only 19 though!!
    Heck, I'm just in a good mood! Not after anything just yet .. but the budgets have just come in so you never know .. lol ..

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    The transformation has been amazing over the last ten years. For example, our website circa 1999 found in the backups
    Those kids are happy!

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    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



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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    For example, our website circa 1999 found in the backups
    Looks just like Fronter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesleyw View Post
    4mb memory those were the days
    In 1971 that was an IBM Mainframe, a System 360 Model 195, there were only 3 like it outside the US, and only 20 were ever built. The two in the UK were at the Rutherford Laboratory (owned by the Science Research Council) near Didcot where I worked & the Met Office had one at Bracknell. A third was in Germany I think. A single 1mb memory frame was approx 2m deep, 2m high, and about 30cm wide, and was on castors!

    System/360 Model 195


    Take a look at the technology packaging described in this archive & compare it to modern Intel chips

    http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/ex...me_PP2195.html
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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!

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    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

    Russ

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    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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