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delanti - 21-1-2014 at 15:49

I say old, but it was just back in 1981.waveysmiley

internet


sceptre - 21-1-2014 at 16:00

How about this in 2003 via the wayback machine

http://web.archive.org/web/20030412082943/http://www.karlsforums.com/forums/

Hope this does not cause offence .


Quaver - 21-1-2014 at 22:52

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Originally posted by delanti
I say old, but it was just back in 1981.waveysmiley

internet

$5 per hour!shocked_yellow
Quote:
Originally posted by sceptre
How about this in 2003 via the wayback machine

http://web.archive.org/web/20030412082943/http://www.karlsforums.com/forums/

Hope this does not cause offence .

Wow, more than 10 years ago!:o


marymary100 - 21-1-2014 at 23:02

I wonder if they anticipated how the internet would decimate print journalism?


Katzy - 22-1-2014 at 10:43

Hard to believe that this had such a "Wow!" factor, innit?


John_Little - 22-1-2014 at 11:16

I remember Telecom Gold in 1982 - an early email system. And Super Janet - an early application of the internet for academic use. But then I worked for them back then. Well, I say "worked"..................


marymary100 - 22-1-2014 at 17:50

I remember Super Janet...


waffler - 6-2-2014 at 02:38

didn't get into computing till the 90s:(


Quaver - 6-2-2014 at 12:53

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Originally posted by waffler
didn't get into computing till the 90s:(

I had some computer classes back in 1984, but didn't buy my own PC until 1999.


Katzy - 6-2-2014 at 15:23

Crikey. I had a PC back in 1980.

[bad img]http://gadgets.boingboing.net/gimages/10beauties/zx80.jpg[/bad img]

Did some stuff on an old mainframe at Chelmsford university, when I was at school, in the seventies, too. I don't remember much about that, to be honest.


marymary100 - 6-2-2014 at 18:51

This was mine, in the days when we taught programming instead of just playing games and chatting.


the bear - 6-2-2014 at 22:49

Don't forget the humble Word Processor :)


Regards the Bear


scholar - 7-2-2014 at 00:13

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Originally posted by sceptre
How about this in 2003 via the wayback machine

http://web.archive.org/web/20030412082943/http://www.karlsforums.com/forums/

Hope this does not cause offence .

Hmmm. I see charles and Dreamweaver on the old page.

I fondly remember help I got from RubberSideUp in my early days here. And, of course, many interesting conversations with Janet.


scholar - 7-2-2014 at 00:15

My early computer was a Commodore. I actually had a Commodore 128 first, which had more memory and a better display than the Commodore 64. The C128 had a "64 mode" that could use all the C64 programs.


LSemmens - 7-2-2014 at 01:20

The C64 was on my short list but ended up on the cutting room floor in favour of the, relatively, new kid on the block that was running MS DOS 2.11. In those days PC DOS was a separate entity and not always compatible.


scholar - 7-2-2014 at 01:22

I had an MS DOS 2.11 computer. I had to load the OS anew from a 51/4 floppy disk every time I wanted to use it.


the bear - 7-2-2014 at 02:12

My first exposure to the PC world was the Amstrad 9512 which was more of a word processor than anything. :)


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


Katzy - 7-2-2014 at 10:37

Funny, coz I loathed the old BEEB, MM.

I still rather miss my old Amiga. If I could get hold of an A4000, I'd probably buy it, if I could find the cash.

If I want to do any DOS work, I use an Amiga emulator, coz that's way better'n MSDOS ever was.


Katzy - 7-2-2014 at 10:42

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Originally posted by scholar
Hmmm. I see charles and Dreamweaver on the old page.

I fondly remember help I got from RubberSideUp in my early days here.


It's kinda scary, when you think of those that are no longer with us. Karl, of course. Bill (Brow76), Ted (Not super). Crikey's quite ill, at the moment, too. :(


marymary100 - 7-2-2014 at 11:03

It was what the schools bought in. When we changed over to Macs it was like heaven.


grayles - 7-2-2014 at 11:56

My first computer was the VIC20 (the predecessor to the C64), in school at the time there was a divide between which was best at the time, the vic20 or the zx80. I preferred my vic as I could put game cartridges into the back and I had a massive collection of three games cartridges (thinking back now they probably only ever made those three), which could be plugged into the back to play instant games.
A few years later I got the spectrum 128, where I have memories of the loud screeching noises from the attached tape player while waiting for a game to load. Usually taking about half an hour for a simple game to load which 90% of the time failed and had to be restated. I remember extra pleased to get a carrier bag full of games which took weeks to go through for a couple of minutes of game playing time.


Katzy - 7-2-2014 at 11:57

I remember it well. (My ex was a teacher). Oddly enough, I actually preferred the ol' Spectrum to the BEEB.

But, then, I'm a bit weird. ;)


grayles - 7-2-2014 at 12:18

I think that somewhere in the rafters my old spectrum and games are hiding. I might retry it one day.


Katzy - 7-2-2014 at 20:51

I'm sure mine is, somewhere. Sadly, my pseudo-daughter blew my Amiga up. :(


LSemmens - 7-2-2014 at 23:31

I was looking at zx80 and the vic20 too, but they did not make the cut. I do remember coveting the Amiga 500 when tat was released.