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Re: [K12OSN] OT: history



yes, I remember my first modem was 16.5baud.  paid $500 for a 2400
baud modem and thought I had died and gone to heaven... my first
personal computer was a $2,000 Victor 9000 with 256k ram and two 5inch
floppy drives.....the 10mg hard drive was optional and $500. (which I
still have and it still operates.)

we've come a long way.

Bob


On Fri, 15 Feb 2008, Calvin Dodge wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 1:08 PM, Hoover Chan <chan sacredsf org> wrote:
> > Do any of you old timers still remember how to program in assembler? How about toggle switches to load a paper tape loader? <grin>
>
> Toggle switches: check (loaded OS from tape, not paper)
> Assembler: check (Z-80, 6809, 68000)
>
> I remember being thrilled that since my first TRS-80 was a used one, I
> paid as much for a 16K machine ($400) as I would have for a new 4K one
> (new 16K Level One Basic systems were $600.
>
> So ... 12K difference for $200. And now DDR2 is around $25/gigabyte.
>
> It's memories like that which remind me of Weird Al's "When I Was Your
> Age", as well as Monty Python's "Four Yorkshiremen".
>
> Calvin
>
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