We've come a long way baby - world wide web and technology

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Data's Cat, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Captain Ice

    Captain Ice Cookie Constructor Moderator

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    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.
     
  2. propita

    propita Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    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.
     
  3. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    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.
     
  4. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    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.