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I first attended Moorpark Community College, then transferred to ...
7th May 2009, 12:15 AM #1
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What College Did You Attend?
What College did you attend and how was the wi-fi/connection there?
I first attended Moorpark Community College, then transferred to University of California, San Diego.
Connection at UCSD was horrible at times when you had your own laptop. Cramming for a test online proved to be impossible at UCSD during finals week!
7th May 2009, 08:46 AM #2
Wifi? We had a handful of Windows 3.1 PCs and a massive Acorn Econet network. If you were really lucky, you got to use an A5000 with a HD instead of a 3010. On the other hand, you could play Mad Professor Mariarti on an Acorn, so can't complain too much...
7th May 2009, 08:55 AM #3
I went to UEA, Norwich. Wireless hadn't been invented yet. We had to queue in the corridor outside if we wanted to make a phone call, go to the computer lab if we wanted to use a PC, get up at six in the morning, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down t' mill fourteen hours a day, etc and so on.
Originally Posted by Lostsoul125
7th May 2009, 09:06 AM #4
I did mine via the OU - on-line but with a 300 Baud(yes I know) acoustic modem and teletype machine. You try programing over that.
7th May 2009, 09:09 AM #5
I went to Coventry University and there was no wireless.
Best PC were some NT 4 Workstations.
Rest of the stuff was old and rubbish but used a lot terminals on the mainframe.
7th May 2009, 09:54 AM #6
Can I talk about punched cards as a way of programming a computer? You young folk just don't realise how lucky you are :-)
7th May 2009, 10:04 AM #7
I remember learning about op amps and 747 chips-does that help?
7th May 2009, 10:10 AM #8
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7th May 2009, 10:18 AM #9
Ah yes, me too - and programming in machine code and then Motorola 68000 programming...
Originally Posted by witch
7th May 2009, 10:21 AM #10
Sheffield Poly (as was) - cards, punch tape and a 300 baud acoustic coupler/teletype out at the halls of residence where I lived.
We did write a version of Space Invaders that printed off a sheet of printout paper for each "screen" iteration though - took ages to play a game...
7th May 2009, 10:30 AM #11
Lancaster Uni, Wifi was available only in the second year, and only in a few hotspots, as it was being rolled out. I also worked for them, so used either my desk in the office, or the repairs desk in the helpdesk area to plug in with a wire instead.
7th May 2009, 10:40 AM #12
think this was meant for usa members!!
28th May 2009, 09:52 PM #13
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hahaha its ok if other contribute too, but yeah I do believe my generation is very lucky because of technology. Now the newer generations are even luckier! I graduated about a year ago and was able to land a job right away so yeah I am pretty young, but hey I still know my stuff.
But from what all you guys talk about its almost comparison to some pre-historic time details!
21st September 2009, 04:52 PM #14
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I attended University of Miami in the mid-90's (ethernet was available in a single dorm building - not mine).
I went to NYU for graduate school (my program was technology-based: ITP@Tisch School of the Arts).
21st September 2009, 05:21 PM #15
I didn't go to College in the US sense. In US terms I'm a high school drop put.
Now working in a school where ironicaly I'm not well enough qualified to be in the sixth form.
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