+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 22
General Chat Thread, Time to clean the office I think! in General; Its nice to have a monday morning where your not rushed off your feet by a heap of work, requests, ...
  1. #1
    bondbill2k2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    1,013
    Thank Post
    80
    Thanked 66 Times in 51 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    42

    Time to clean the office I think!

    Its nice to have a monday morning where your not rushed off your feet by a heap of work, requests, problems or the dreaded hardware failure if your unlucky but I started my day just like that and decided I starteed here in January and i'm yet to give this office a really decent tidy up and sort the piles of folders and paper on the many shelves and draws, 30min into my cleanup I find this
    Time to clean the office I think!-photo.jpg

    I have now found 3 of them including Barcode programs v2.0 Altek, BBC master series microcompputer welcome and utilities disc and one simply branded Fuji, I know the office needed a clean but this is taking the pee

  2. #2
    DAZZD88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
    Posts
    788
    Thank Post
    163
    Thanked 77 Times in 66 Posts
    Rep Power
    48
    Is that a 5.25" diskette? Haven't seen one of them since the old Macintosh we had. Then again, we have laserdisc in our office.

  3. #3

    NikChillin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    on the sofa
    Posts
    943
    Thank Post
    60
    Thanked 122 Times in 86 Posts
    Rep Power
    123
    We found a laptop the other month, it was on the top shelf and it had last been used in 1996. It had a very early version of Windows on it, (can't remember the version).

  4. #4

    Oaktech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Bournemouth
    Posts
    2,807
    Thank Post
    774
    Thanked 547 Times in 427 Posts
    Rep Power
    260
    we've had a tidy up in our office and found a whole box of windows NT4 disks and an original tosh satellite with what looks like a 10" square screen!

  5. #5
    bondbill2k2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    1,013
    Thank Post
    80
    Thanked 66 Times in 51 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    42
    Yep its a 5.25", I took it into the IT lesson next door to which the kids were amazed by the size and even more when I explained they only have 1.2MB of storage and a year 7 askineg "was it from the 50s" We have a machine still in use by a member of staff at home, a viglan contender which I found some warrenty details on during the cleanup. They asked us about upgrading it last week along with their ergo laptop :P

  6. #6

    Oaktech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Bournemouth
    Posts
    2,807
    Thank Post
    774
    Thanked 547 Times in 427 Posts
    Rep Power
    260
    see, kids today will never understand how fast and how far we have come, if they don't realise where we were not very long ago...

  7. #7
    bondbill2k2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    1,013
    Thank Post
    80
    Thanked 66 Times in 51 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    42
    I'm only 22 so its not something I had experience with, had my first computer when I was around 13 as a family Christmas present.

  8. #8

    Oaktech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Bournemouth
    Posts
    2,807
    Thank Post
    774
    Thanked 547 Times in 427 Posts
    Rep Power
    260
    hey, i'm only 31, but i cut my teeth at the age of about 8 on bbc micros and bbc basic so did battle with all of this arcane and archaic technology. (my first home computer was a zx81 with the unbelievably expensive 16k ram pack!)

  9. #9
    gshaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    2,656
    Thank Post
    165
    Thanked 220 Times in 203 Posts
    Rep Power
    67
    Take em to Bletchley Park into the Colussus room, that's a real education in IT

    I think those floppies need to be put in a frame in your office, I saved a BBC from here a few years back so the oldest thing in here now is a 386 laptop...

  10. #10
    bondbill2k2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    1,013
    Thank Post
    80
    Thanked 66 Times in 51 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    42
    I do have memorys of in year 2 playing a game on some form of computer, an RPG Text game I suppose you could call it you had to go throught a house and perform certain tasks, I renember something to do with a wolf and the characters grandmother? Ring any bells for anyone?


    EDIT UPDATE-
    http://www.bbcmicrogames.com/bestrest.html#granny
    Found it

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    England
    Posts
    271
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 70 Times in 62 Posts
    Rep Power
    53
    I found a couple of laptops in a cupboard in a classroom the other week, one hadn't been used since 96 or so, the other was an acorn laptop. I didn't even realise acorn made laptops.

  12. #12

    sonofsanta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Lincolnshire, UK
    Posts
    4,956
    Thank Post
    862
    Thanked 1,444 Times in 991 Posts
    Blog Entries
    47
    Rep Power
    617
    Nice! I have a manual for the Acorn RISC OS3 in my drawer, but the best Ancient Artifact I've found here was a digital camera with a floppy drive in the side.

  13. #13

    Oaktech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Bournemouth
    Posts
    2,807
    Thank Post
    774
    Thanked 547 Times in 427 Posts
    Rep Power
    260
    Before i started this job i was working installing projectors and we had to run a cable though a cupboard, and when we opened the cupboard we found several sony mavica fd200 cameras, a complete bbc micro rig (including the dual floppy drive) and an acorn with the external hardrive (not sure if it was the 40 or the 100mb). I desperately wanted to take them away and give them a better life but i was unable to find anyone to ask!

  14. #14
    Trapper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    1,192
    Thank Post
    74
    Thanked 144 Times in 117 Posts
    Rep Power
    93
    I proudly have my 5" disc of BBC Repton bluetacked to my office wall along with a photocopy of my software mentioned in Acorn User! My technical manual shelf also has a copy of the invaluable WIMP Programming for All by Alan Wrigley (for RISC OS 2)

    At home I've got a working RISC PC 600 (StrongARM 233, 586 card, 128MB RAM, Viewfinder - the works!)

  15. #15

    MK-2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    3,237
    Thank Post
    149
    Thanked 581 Times in 307 Posts
    Blog Entries
    8
    Rep Power
    200
    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    see, kids today will never understand how fast and how far we have come, if they don't realise where we were not very long ago...
    Our head of music (who used to work in the BBC) done an assembly earlier this year where he showed varying stages of media storage. Went from reels, to vhs/betamax, to dv/minidv, floppy disk, cd, bluray, then down to compactflash, xd, sd and finally microsd. showing the difference in size from a reel to a microsd and saying that in just 20/30 years we've gone this far, and the amount you can store on the fingernail sized card is far more than the face sized reel

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 24th April 2014, 11:20 AM
  2. How to install the Office 2010 Group Policy Templates?
    By ihaveaproblem in forum Windows Server 2008 R2
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12th September 2011, 08:39 PM
  3. time to bite the bullet :)
    By Disease in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 4th February 2008, 12:49 PM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 26th October 2007, 07:33 PM
  5. HOW TO: XP Pro & Office 2003 Over the Network (Get Yours
    By ICTNUT in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 23rd July 2005, 09:15 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •