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Old August 11 2013, 05:02 PM   #61
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Re: We've come a long way baby - world wide web and technology

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Anybody here ever go to computer camp? That pretty much defined my childhood summers (from about 7th to 10th grade). God, I miss it.
Yep. Did that in Junior High school on a mainframe.

The PC I'm typing this on probably has 50x the processing capability and that one filled the room.
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Old August 13 2013, 06:13 AM   #62
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Re: We've come a long way baby - world wide web and technology

My first programming class used punchcards. I remember when calculators were new--and expensive. Hubby's first laptop was 750Mb. Our first Internet connection was through AOL.

At my first job, at a major aerospace company, only the secretaries did word processing, because computer licenses were individual. And getting upgraded to Win95 was on a case by case basis for engineers.

I remember always having to walk up to the tv to change channels, and being real good at rotary phones.
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Old August 15 2013, 01:20 AM   #63
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Re: We've come a long way baby - world wide web and technology

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My first machine was a Macintosh 2. 40MB hard drive, System 6.

I remember the moment that set me on the path to computer science. I was writing an essay for school, and MacWrite ran out of space. It refused to add any more pages to my document. So I had to figure out how to convert it to WordPerfect. That was a big deal back then.

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Actually, Flash didn't even exist then. But there were AVI and Quicktime files which did take tons of time to load. And they weren't even really streaming either as you pretty much had to load it all up before it would play. And then Realplayer came along and changed that.

Haha yeah, wasn't so much streaming as it was waiting. Lots of waiting. Wasn't up until faster connections that you could actually get a headstart. Even now it's not perfect with the size of videos these days.
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Old August 15 2013, 06:24 AM   #64
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Re: We've come a long way baby - world wide web and technology

I remember being wowed by a friend's ISDN line. He could receive data at a rate of 128kbps. He paid $65 a month for it, too.
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