And before anyone else does................ We used to live in shoe box int middle of road.
That (earlier more loved version) was pretty much what you ended up with to run your own DNS etc. when you got a business Internet link in the days when it was mostly Pipex for business and Demon for home. Found the Internet guide Pipex give you the other week, inside which was a copy of usage agreement we had to fill out for NSFnet in order to access a significant portion of the Internet.Quote:
10 years ago...
where all a student had to do to hack your system was pull the network cable out on login, or just escape :)
Oh the fun times of playing unreal tournament, quake 3, and various motorcross style games :)
I cut my teeth programming Fortran, then PL/1, before becoming a systems programmer where I learned Assembler. I still have a vintage set of IBM manuals and Redbooks on CDROM.....
I was think just the other day how much USB ports have changed IT for us over the last few years -
serial analogue modems
DIN5 barcode scanners
parallel port CF card readers
Data portability was limited to CDs, a parallel port drive if you were rich - none of your USB drives back then.
And how expensive things were - £10 for a blank CD-R that actually had gold leaf on it, £100+ for a 4x CD drive, £250 for an HP500 deskjet printer.
so far all the machines we have installed dont have floppy drives, and only the staff workstations had dvd rom drives.
I look forward to the day when computers have no mechanical components for a resonable price
dvd rom drives, cpu fans, psu fans and mechanical hdd are always the first to die and cause problems after 1 - 2 year