December 13, 2012
Only 9 pounds to hold all 656 K of memory! - 1984

Only 9 pounds to hold all 656 K of memory! - 1984

December 12, 2012
Wow, 10 whole megabytes for under $1000!   (1984)

Wow, 10 whole megabytes for under $1000!   (1984)

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December 11, 2012
Apple ad from 1980 - ah yes, the IIe

Apple ad from 1980 - ah yes, the IIe

December 10, 2012
"Just like the sun, you can rely on 3M diskettes…"
Let’s hope our sun has greater staying power.

"Just like the sun, you can rely on 3M diskettes…"

Let’s hope our sun has greater staying power.

December 7, 2012
Compuserve - 1986

Compuserve - 1986

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December 6, 2012
It’s TURBO Pascal!  Zoom into 1984

It’s TURBO Pascal!  Zoom into 1984

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Filed under: technology computers 
October 10, 2012
Apple Newton
The Newton platform was a personal digital assistant developed by Apple. Development of the Newton platform started in 1987 and officially ended on February 27, 1998. Some electronic engineering and the manufacture of Apple’s Newton devices was done by Motorola. Most Newton devices were based on the ARM 610 RISC processor and all featured handwriting recognition software. Most Newton devices were developed and marketed by Apple (this includes the whole MessagePad line and the eMate 300), but other companies — Motorola, Sharp, and Digital Ocean — also released devices that ran the Newton OS.

Apple Newton

The Newton platform was a personal digital assistant developed by Apple. Development of the Newton platform started in 1987 and officially ended on February 27, 1998. Some electronic engineering and the manufacture of Apple’s Newton devices was done by Motorola. Most Newton devices were based on the ARM 610 RISC processor and all featured handwriting recognition software. Most Newton devices were developed and marketed by Apple (this includes the whole MessagePad line and the eMate 300), but other companies — Motorola, Sharp, and Digital Ocean — also released devices that ran the Newton OS.

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August 11, 2012
Virtual Olympic spirit, circa 1980

Virtual Olympic spirit, circa 1980

July 6, 2012
DNS Changer Check-Up

It will probably turn out to be another no-big-deal Y2K scare BUT if you are concerned about that malware that is going to hit on Monday, this is the official government site to check your computer. Very simple. One click. Green if you are okay. Otherwise, info on how to fix it.

http://dns-ok.us/

October 27, 2011
Commodore 64 BASIC.   It was a step up from my first TRS-80 computer.

Commodore 64 BASIC. It was a step up from my first TRS-80 computer.

(via thegodofmagnets-deactivated2011)

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October 15, 2011
:-)

Way back in 1982, Scott Fahlman, a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon, suggested on an online bulletin board that the users type a colon, a hyphen, and a closing parenthesis when their post was intended as a joke.

"Read it sideways" he wrote, so readers would realize it looked like a smiley face

:-)

It was a suggested solution to the growing problem of users misreading the tone of sarcastic comments made online.

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July 28, 2011
Happy 30th birthday, DOS

Happy 30th birthday, DOS

(Source: nevver)

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