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Old 12-17-2007, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Memory was something you lost with age.

An application was for employment.

A program was a TV show.

A cursor used profanity.

A keyboard was a piano.

A web was a spider's house.

A virus was the flu.

A CD was a bank account.

A hard drive was a long trip on the road.

A mouse pad was where a mouse lived.

And if you had a 3 1/2 inch floppy,
you just hoped nobody found out about it!
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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I don't think there was life before the computer.

"I think, therefore I am"

And, on the 8th Day God created the COMPUTER. Adam's mate, Eve didn't take a bite from an apple, she was using an Apple computer and then they were banished...that is why we have to use Windows-based PC's.
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Old 12-19-2007, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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LOL..
- Screen Saver was when you called your TV repair man
- A monitor was your mother-in-law
- If you mentioned LCD, they might have thought it was a new drug
- The Control Panel was something at a nuclear power plant
- Log In was when you put wood in the fireplace
- Online was when birds landed on a power line
- Anti-Virus was a medication you took if you had a cold
- Spyware were devices spies used

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Old 12-20-2007, 08:44 PM
 
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I remember sitting in 7th grade and looking at my very first computer..

TRS80

Man that thing knew how to add, 13898260636021 + 39619012872198 and actually spit out the right answer.

I was so easy to amaze
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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I remember sitting in 7th grade and looking at my very first computer..

TRS80

Man that thing knew how to add, 13898260636021 + 39619012872198 and actually spit out the right answer.

I was so easy to amaze
Got you beat! I remember taking an elective my Senior Year in high school called Business Machines. We learned to use a typewriter-style rotary calculator. We used to put 22/7 and leave class. It would go on for a 1/2 hour trying to solve the problem and the teacher was not happy as the carriage would go back and forth over and over! On our last day he brought out a new gadget...a personal calculator that cost $600. Of course a $3 dollar one today can do a lot more than that one could. This was way back in 1971!
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Old 12-21-2007, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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You folks are old! Did you also hang out with dinosaurs and George Washington?

We got a computer when I was in 4th grade and had been using Apple 2's at school since 2nd grade. I really don't remember life w/out a computer. I can hardly remember life without the internet.
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:11 PM
 
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No computers in my school, no cel phones on our persons, no helmets on our heads, yet I survived.
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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You folks are old! Did you also hang out with dinosaurs and George Washington?

We got a computer when I was in 4th grade and had been using Apple 2's at school since 2nd grade. I really don't remember life w/out a computer. I can hardly remember life without the internet.
Hey...Fred Flintstone and Barney are good friends of mine!

Remember the Matrix movies? Well, the internet is real, it is us who are not! I think your Sims game is calling you back!
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:49 PM
 
Location: South of Houston
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Heck, I had a class on how to use a slide rule. Then fast forward to college years and I had to take a Fortran class. So many punch cards, why would anyone be interested in this stuff. Debugging, repunching more cards ... aghh! I hated that class, but did get a B. Ahh, life was so much simplier before the computer. But, as it is today we are now dependant on them. How else whould I have been able to answer this question .
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:14 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Yes, it's an interesting state of affairs... An anecdote from my college Purchasing class:

Professor: When you get into the workforce, you will still find some people who question new technology or prefer not to do their work on a computer. For someone of your generation, questioning the use of a computer is like questioning grass or air... there is no argument, it is a certainty of existence.


I've had a personal computer for almost 19 of my 22 years on this planet, so I guess the answer is "no," I don't remember life before computers
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