I had the books as I wanted to learn about the systems ... never bothered with the courses.
Yeh how times have changed, shame I still have a large number of 19" CRT Monitors in the DT Room They are beasts to shift around never mind roll on next year when they, fingers crossed, will get swapped out for 22" TFTs instead
I've been employed in IT in schools for nearly the last 7 years, but working in it for nearly 8 now (used to have a Saturday job in a computer shop) and things have changed for sure and in a lot of cases for the better I always dabbled in IT though, was always the one to look at familys PCs etc from when I was 12 or so
Been tinkering with IT since secondary school so about the same time. Things I miss:
- The noise my 56k made. I still remember it in my head! I later discovered the laptop's volume control made it louder...
- Boot screens that show technical information as they load.
- Typing win to start Windows. I got my first PC like this because the school librarian thought the PC was broke (which it was, and I rescued it by isolating corrupt disk segments but that is another story).
- The original Crazy Frog when he was funny and not an annoying mobile phone gimmick.
- Typing school essays using the EDIT command in DOS
- Hamster In A Microwave
- Shockwave Browser Plugin
Last edited by CAM; 19th May 2010 at 10:38 PM.
I also had a version of OS/390 that was supplied on CDROM & could be installed to run under OS/2; you could build a complete OS/390 system with IMS, CICS, DB2 and TSO/E & run it on a Thinkpad X series notebook..... it was great for demonstrating new functions to clients, or for training.
I had a P/390 at home too......
Last edited by broc; 20th May 2010 at 09:23 AM.
elsiegee40 (20th May 2010)
I almost forgot:
And guys? Can we keep this thread in the past 10 years please before I start to harp on about my ZX81!
All the interesting stuff - BeOS, Next computers, the 16bit era, Sinclear Microdrives, BBC Micros running LOGO controlling a robot turtle, 9pin DMP's that made the whole house shake when you printed your homework, waking the neighbours with the noise, Setting the volume correctly on your tape player and watching the loading screen draw on your favourite game, etc, etc, etc all happened before the last 10 years.
Last edited by tmcd35; 20th May 2010 at 09:35 AM. Reason: Added quote to make sense.
The last 10 years has been spent with PCs implementing what mainframes had 30 years ago
Runs away & hides ......
What search engines were people using 10 years ago? I was using Metacrawler up till about 3 years ago when I made the switch to Google!
lycos.com and mamma.com were the ones I used until about 4 years ago when I started using google.
I'm sure there must have been at least one small business in the early 80's that was brave (stupid?) enough to use a Spectrum as their state of the art office PC
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)