Have Computers Ever Changed Since I Started playing With Them

By: plapman , 12:16 PM GMT on July 27, 2012

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Today will be clear with a high of 27C. Winds less than 5 km/h.
Tonight will start clear with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 16C. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 km/h.
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My webcam is back. It looks like chkdsk fixed the corupt directory. I may be time to replace the hard drive. :) It's a good thing hard drive have dropped in price so much. I remember back in the 70's ,before the internet was public, people set up bulletin boards which were reached via a dial up connection. With my first moden you could factually see the letters pop up on the page . Now whole pages pop up. A friend of mind had a board set up and was the first person I knew who had a 1 gb hard drive. it cost him nearly a $1000 . Now you can buy a million gb's for less than $100.What will the future bring in computers.At one time Bill gates said people will never ned more than 64 k of memory. I currently have 4 gbs and nearly 3 million gb of hard drive space. It sure is a long way way from my Commodore 21 with 21 K of memory and a cassette tape for storage. I should see if an old predecessor to the laptop I have in the hoard will still boot up and snap a photo of it. The heavy old beast has an OS of DOS 3. and even a built in color monitor and thermal printer and weighs 35lbs. I should donate it to a museum..:)
I should dig it out today and see if the 1986 vintage machine will still fire up. Maybe even snap a photo of it for tomorrows blog.
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5. Alleyoops
2:01 AM GMT on July 28, 2012
Yabba dabba do...I see you....well at least your neighbours house...LOL

Hope you are staying out of mischief.
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4. Alleyoops
4:35 PM GMT on July 27, 2012
Good afternoon Tony. Decided to stay in bed til noon today. Just not feeling up to par and I needed the rest. Hopefully the rest of the day will be better. Waiting on the fresh pot of coffee to get my mojo working.

Have a great day.
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3. auburn (Mod)
3:26 PM GMT on July 27, 2012
would love to see the pics of your old machine..I have a few in storage myself.
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2. unclemush
2:45 PM GMT on July 27, 2012
Hi Tony.Playing with old computers would be fun.We got some rain.Everything was brown here.Not the tress they looked sorta yellow.Strange summer!
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1. unclemush
2:43 PM GMT on July 27, 2012
First Wew !
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