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

    Dec 30, 2002
    Getting Captain Ice on to the naughty list
    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

    Mar 9, 2001
    fresno, ca, us
    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

    Nov 30, 2009
    Northern Ontario, Canada

    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 Unsung Aria Premium Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    United States
    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.