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Old 11-01-2010, 10:21 PM
 
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I just came across one talking about floppy disk:

The new Redactron text editor also uses the older, magnetic-tape storage instead of the "floppy disk" memory found in most new word processors

Hmmmm floppy disk memory, good one.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Zilog
CP/M
Full Screen Editor
Cobol
SNOBOL (String Oriented Symbolic Language)
Ada
Fortran IV
Fortran 77
Reverse Polish Notation (RPN)
Visicalc
WordPerfect
DOS
WOM (Write Only Memory) - Ok, that's a joke.
Apple Lisa
Pong
Basic
Vic 20
Commodore 64
KayPro ("A Jaypro?, no a KayPro")
DEC
VAX
Tracball
Dot Matrix Printer Epson FX-85, or if you were really cool, FX-185


Mainframe IBM 360 Computer
Punch Cards (Trivia: What determined the shape of the punch card?)

Spoiler
Old US currency boxes. Those boxes were available for use and subsequently original punch cards were designed around the size of the boxes.

http://www.columbia.edu/acis/history...tabulator.html


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Old 11-01-2010, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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I just came across one talking about floppy disk:

The new Redactron text editor also uses the older, magnetic-tape storage instead of the "floppy disk" memory found in most new word processors

Hmmmm floppy disk memory, good one.
One of the machines we used in college (UNIVAC 1100-82) had a big Fastrand II drum unit. Think very large, very heavy drum-shaped hard drive that would walk across the floor and break things (and people) unless it was bolted down.

99 MB. In 1968. So much for mainframes being backwards.

I used punched tape on ASR-33's in high school, punched cards in college, and magnetic card memory on a weird IBM editing machine in high school, and the mainframes I played on both in and after college used several types of tapes including 9-track round reels and newer cartridge tapes.

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Old 11-01-2010, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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8" floppies for the mainframe.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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Zilog
CP/M
Full Screen Editor
Cobol
SNOBOL (String Oriented Symbolic Language)
Ada
Fortran IV
Fortran 77
Reverse Polish Notation (RPN)
Visicalc
WordPerfect
DOS
WOM (Write Only Memory) - Ok, that's a joke.
Apple Lisa
Pong
Basic
Vic 20
Commodore 64
KayPro ("A Jaypro?, no a KayPro")
DEC
VAX
Tracball
Dot Matrix Printer Epson FX-85, or if you were really cool, FX-185
What? No Commodore "Pet?" No Amiga? No Sinclair ZX-80, ZX-81, Spectrum? No Timex-Sinclair computers? No TI 99/4A? No Apple II? No IBM PC jr.? What about the TRS-80 Model I and its successors? The CoCo (TRS-80 Color Computer)? Mattel Aquarius (does that even count?)? Osborne 1? So-called "high resolution" (256x192) graphics?

Actually, Charles, that was a good list, and many of the things I remember from my youth were included. Obviously, I thought of a few more.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:40 PM
 
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Oh yeah, I just thought of "Green Phosphor Monitors." They were succeeded by the far more advanced Amber Monitors.
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:34 AM
 
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One of the machines we used in college (UNIVAC 1100-82) had a big Fastrand II drum unit. Think very large, very heavy drum-shaped hard drive that would walk across the floor and break things (and people) unless it was bolted down.

99 MB. In 1968. So much for mainframes being backwards.

I used punched tape on ASR-33's in high school, punched cards in college, and magnetic card memory on a weird IBM editing machine in high school, and the mainframes I played on both in and after college used several types of tapes including 9-track round reels and newer cartridge tapes.
Programming with punch cards... oh yeah...

Computer programming in the punched card era - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The youngsters wouldn't have the patience....
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:51 AM
 
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For those with a Commodore does Hack'em and "parameters" bring back any memories?
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:58 AM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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Remember when you couldn't upload or download unless you knew the specific FTP to use?

Or how to set your dipswitches on your modems to even CONNECT?

and "browser" meant Netscape

(Yeah I know, I'm OLD)
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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