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    ha my first mp3 player had 16 megs could hold a whole 4 songs

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    My 10 year old desktop is still running fine, admittedly now it's running linux but my wife still uses it regularly to VPN into work.
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    I'm on a 7yo Dell desktop machine right now. It's been used for internet browsing, Microsoft Office tasks and some GIS programs. In the past year it had noises in the tower. We replaced fans, PSU, and finally the hard drive (which was the source of the noise.) It works great now! And we got to learn a lot about how to fix our own machines. I'll run it for a few more years I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    I had one of those. I toss it one day because I was moving and had no space to spare. It was a sentimental moment... my first ever PC, I really wanted to keep it.
    My first was an Apple IIe. I used it to make my first digital portfolio item, a 36 frame flipbook from images shown on the monitor. But it included 3D animation, 2D animation, compositing and a dissolve. It got me my first job in computer graphics.

    After that, I moved and my apartment was in too dangerous a neighborhood. So I took it out to my Dad's place. Having the Apple II got him interested in using computers and he became one of the original Mac fanboys.

    Later, when I was married, I spent some time finishing the software I had started in college. Then I moved to a PC, and gave the Apple II to my nephew. Now he's a gaming addict.

    One machine got 3 generations of my family into computers. That's pretty good.
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    I just paid $25 for a 32GB Micro SD card. Back when I started to use a PC, circa 1983 IBM PC-XT, the 10MB HD was the thing. So at at 5 lbs per drive, that would be 16,000 lbs of HD's at about $400 each, totaling $200,000.

    I bought a Nexus 7 HD tablet, which ways about .7 lbs. I used to hall the original Compaq sewing machine to grad school on occasion, 32 lbs, but it had that 10mb HD!
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    I still remember the first computer my family got in 1997 or so. It was a Gateway 2000. 200 MHz Pentium 1, with MMX. 2GB hard drive, and 128MB PC100 RAM. It had a 33.6 Modem, and I spent a lot of time on AOL 3.0. Windows 95.

    Then the computer my Dad found for me for my freshman year of college in 1999 was a Compaq Prosignia 500MHz Pentium 3. 12.5 GB hard drive, 256 MB PC133 Ram. It had a modem, but all I used was the ethernet at school. It also had a AGP video card as well. That thing was awesome, and got me through years and thousands upon thousands of games of Counterstrike, Firearms, Action Half-Life, Team Fortress, Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear, and Unreal Tournament.

    Now I'm on a 2007 iMac that's showing its age. It maxes out at 3GB of RAM, and putting Mavericks on it really hobbled it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    how big was the screen on the sewing maachine?
    7" I think. 640 x 480.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
    I still remember the first computer my family got in 1997 or so. It was a Gateway 2000. 200 MHz Pentium 1, with MMX. 2GB hard drive, and 128MB PC100 RAM. It had a 33.6 Modem, and I spent a lot of time on AOL 3.0. Windows 95.

    Then the computer my Dad found for me for my freshman year of college in 1999 was a Compaq Prosignia 500MHz Pentium 3. 12.5 GB hard drive, 256 MB PC133 Ram. It had a modem, but all I used was the ethernet at school. It also had a AGP video card as well. That thing was awesome, and got me through years and thousands upon thousands of games of Counterstrike, Firearms, Action Half-Life, Team Fortress, Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear, and Unreal Tournament.

    Now I'm on a 2007 iMac that's showing its age. It maxes out at 3GB of RAM, and putting Mavericks on it really hobbled it.
    did willam gates say a pc will never need over 640k? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
    7" I think. 640 x 480.
    crazy now ya have a nexus 7 same size screen way more cpu power

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    Quote Originally Posted by palesaint View Post
    Plus internet speeds:

    My first computer was a Vic-20, in 1985 or so. Modem was 150 baud, but you had to dial your phone manually, then put the handset on the modem. This was old technology even then, so the next year I upgraded to a 300 baud modem with *gasp* autodial.

    300 baud = 0.000300Mbs . Slow enough to read text as it downloaded to the screen. RAM was measured in kilobytes and you were hot stuff if you had a megabyte of storage capacity. Seems like forever ago!
    remember co-processors... I did CAD work back then that required a co-processor... $900. Obsolete in about a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    I remember backing up my entire hard drive with a few floppies.

    Then came "The Zip Drive".... and then, "The DVD Burner"... and then...
    Zip drives were the shiz! 100Mb and small!

    I was working in digital pre-press when folks were sending files in on 44Mb Syquest carts that were the size of thick sliced toast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    did willam gates say a pc will never need over 640k? lol
    I believe he said 512kb.

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    My first real smart phone, from about 10 years ago... a Qualcomm 7135

    had vastly more computing power and memory than the first desktop PC back in the DOS days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyHK View Post
    Zip drives were the shiz! 100Mb and small!

    I was working in digital pre-press when folks were sending files in on 44Mb Syquest carts that were the size of thick sliced toast.
    click death killed zip drives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    click death killed zip drives.

    I forgot about that! But they were a lot easier to handle than the Syquest carts (even the later 200 meg ones).

    I think CD burning started to take off by then at the bigger agencies.


    Our first family computer was a Sinclair ZX81 with the add on 16kb memory pack. Oh, the joys of loading software from those mini-audio tapes (like in answering machines).

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