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Old 05-13-2011, 11:18 PM
 
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Ahhhh the old days.......

GUI? Browser? Virus Checker? Windows?

WHAT??????????

Telehack.com

. usenet

>news

>list

cff59 Is there a 'cycle' program ? comp.windows.x.motif 13-Jun-91 06:05
cff5a overloading, subtypes, and array 2 comp.lang.functional 13-Jun-91 06:06
cff5b 2.88 Mb floppy drives for PC 6 comp.sys.ibm.pc.hard 13-Jun-91 06:10
cff5c Scheduling of processes, and tim 1 comp.unix.internals 13-Jun-91 06:10
cff5d Eye of the Beholder Qs comp.sys.amiga.games 13-Jun-91 06:11
cff5e structograms (Nassi-Shneiderman) 1 comp.text.tex 13-Jun-91 06:12
cff5f Lotus Improv & Registration comp.sys.next 13-Jun-91 06:13
cff60 NFS client and server for VMS 5. comp.protocols.nfs 13-Jun-91 06:15
cff61 Floppy Disks and X-Rays comp.sys.mac.hardwar 13-Jun-91 06:15
cff62 New DOS(s) Yes, but WHY upgrade? 4 comp.os.msdos.misc 13-Jun-91 06:16
cff63 For Sale: 1MB x 8 100ns simms comp.sys.mac.hardwar 13-Jun-91 06:18
cff64 Fish481-490 contents comp.sys.amiga.misc 13-Jun-91 06:19

news> read Floppy disks and X-Rays

From: ucbvax!mark
Subject: network name change is in effect
Date: Tue May 12 12:39:01 1981
Newsgroups: net.general

I have renamed all the arpanet newsgroups from NET.whatever to fa.whatever.
This includes arpa-bboard, info-cpm, sf-lovers, human-nets, info-terms,
info-micro, arms-d, energy, unix-wizards, teletext, and home-sat.

If you are a subscriber to one or more of the above, you should use
netnews -s to change your subscription from, for example NET.human-nets
to fa.human-nets.

If you are a system administrator for netnews and you have not already
fixed your .sys file to know about the new names, you should do so
at once, or risk losing news.

Mark

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Old 05-14-2011, 10:39 AM
 
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DOS, Prodigy and Compuserve.
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Even though internet existed back in my college days [1987 - 1992] I only discovered it around 1995 when I signed on to AOL dial up. I didn't know how to email my teachers either.

So much has changed since 1995!
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Kailua, Oahu, HI and San Diego, CA
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Here is a 25 year history of a Computer Users Group in San Diego:

YouTube - HankDfrmSD's Channel
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:51 AM
 
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It was amazing!!! That what it was.
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Scranton
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Who remembers the AT modem commands? I remember these:

atdt5551212 - Dial out
ata - Answer
ats0=1 - Auto-answer after 1 ring
+++ - Back to command mode
ath - Hang up
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Old 05-14-2011, 03:55 PM
 
Location: NC
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Who remembers the AT modem commands? I remember these:

atdt5551212 - Dial out
ata - Answer
ats0=1 - Auto-answer after 1 ring
+++ - Back to command mode
ath - Hang up
Hayes compatible commands... back when it meant something to be hayes compatible.
There were big time modem wars when the people's Internet was young, in V32/V32bis/V42/V42bis/v.fast vs HST, back when US Robotics was actually a player. Some good modems they were until the sportster line came out.

The original modems I used you had to dial the line yourself and flip a switch when you heard carrier on the other end.

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cff64 Fish481-490 contents comp.sys.amiga.misc 13-Jun-91 06:19
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The Fred Fish collection, good one!


Come to think of it there were good wars on just about everything.... modems....the 8 bit systems... the type of BBS software people used....lol. The wars generally were before the "public" Internet, back when BBS's were in their prime (I'd give this a range of about 84-94)

To put it in perspective
8 bit systems... C64
16 bit systems.. Amiga
BBS Software... Image BBS on the C64 was the best, but if I have to pick a PC one, it'd be PCBoard, WWIV was lame garbage software the punk wannabe kids ran, quite entertaining
Modems.. USR Courier externals
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Old 05-14-2011, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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It was amazing!!! That what it was.
My job was in corporate communications, so I was keyed in to the Internet from the word go through work. But how did I learn to LOVE it? When I found out that a New England college professor had set up a site for my favorite band. It included their schedule, letting me know -- in plenty of advance time -- where they were scheduled to play. That summer, I took my vacation as a car trip, going to shows in different places for a week+. I was in heaven. I made friends with other fans and in no time at all we had a message board where we could communicate. My entire social life improved 100%. Yes, kids, there was a time when people entranced with something esoteric had no way to meet the other people who liked it or communicate with them instantaneously.
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Back in my Commodore 64 days I knew about BBS's but wasn't interested because I wanted something graphical and easy like today's modern web forums. Nowadays I'm a web forum addict and that's how I spend a lot of computer time.
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:30 PM
 
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The old days of BBS's.... connecting at 300 baud, spending the entire night downloading a file.

ASCII text menu's

Dial-up modems and busy signals....

How awesome 3.5" floppies were when they first came out...
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