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    10 Years in IT

    Well, I just remebered that as of yesterday I have been gainfully employed in various posts within IT for 10 years, but what struck me (on reflection) is how far things have come, and how over the years many little niggly horrible aspects of IT have been either made better, or replaced with even greater niggly things.
    So below are a few things that we had common place 10 years ago, but have now thankfully all but disappeared.

    15" CRT Screens
    15" CRT screen covers (remember them!)
    Mice with balls in
    Hubs
    10Mbps network cards
    Low end Celeron processors as standard in school PCs
    New PCs still being supplied with 32MB RAM (Viglen, I'm looking at you here!)

    Have I left anything off?

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    Some of us still have to lug around CRT's!

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    I was thinking yesterday on the way to the carpark....... dot matrix printers 9pin!!

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    I was going to write floppy drives but then remembered we still use them here even if they do have to be through an external drive

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    It's just a shame we still come across the odd member of staff using Publisher 97 and other software that was designed to run on the mighty Windows 95. "What do you mean it won't run on my new laptop"

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    NT4.0 .

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    Windows 95 installed from floppy disc...all 20 something and sods law last but one disc was corrupt ....aarrgghhhh

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    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....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    NT4.0 .
    no swearing

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonic1485 View Post
    I was going to write floppy drives but then remembered we still use them here even if they do have to be through an external drive
    how about the real floppies, the bendy ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    NT4.0 .
    I didn't mind NT4.0, especially when we had 95 on the desktops!
    Again, on new PC's supplied in 2000 from Viglen.

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    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!!!

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    PC software that came in BIIIIIIG boxes!

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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!!!
    You have typewriter ribbons? I may be in touch shortly!

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    and we still sell alot of dot matrix supplies belive it or not!!
    They are good for invoices and stuff because you can use carbon paper



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