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Old 12-08-14, 10:42 AM
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Word Perfect 5.1 DOS version. In capable hands could produce well crafted documents with a program that fit on a few floppies and run on any computer, no matter how low on power.
Word Perfect 5.2 for Windows. Did not require using the wacky Macro Editor of the DOS version to create useful macros and had WYSIWYG as well as True Type capability. Output was 100% backward/forward compatible with the DOS version. Entire program fit on six 3.5" floppies.

Word 1 for Windows, good word processor came with powerful WordBasic language for easy crafting of macros. Fit on three 3.5" floppies.
Word 2 for Windows, the only software upgrade I ever paid for with my own money ($99) to obtain and was worth every penny, came with a pile of useful reference books and manuals for using the features of the program.
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Old 12-08-14, 11:37 AM
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I miss when it was ok to have a cell phone... that you just spoke to people on; no more or less. I was "bullied" into getting a smart phone 'cause everyone else has one... way too complicated. My friends say "just spend time playing with it and you will figure it out..." I just don't have that kind of time... if I do, I would rather ride a bike or clean house or something productive... I miss the ole days when people would actually carry on a conversation face to face instead face in phone...or when people who talked out loud, into the air, they were just crazy...
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Old 12-08-14, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
Back then, our university microcomputer lab made us rent the floppy disc. We couldn't even take it out of the lab. About 1980.
We were using punch card and Teletype card punchers then.
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Old 12-08-14, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by leob1 View Post
Holy cow! How old are you?
My mother gave me one of those for Christmas when Nixon was president, I was in high school.
It would have been brighter with a candle tied to my leg.
I have about 4-5 of those sitting in pieces in a box... kept thinking they had "some" use...
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Old 12-08-14, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
Word Perfect 5.1 DOS version. In capable hands could produce well crafted documents with a program that fit on a few floppies and run on any computer, no matter how low on power.
Word Perfect 5.2 for Windows. Did not require using the wacky Macro Editor of the DOS version to create useful macros and had WYSIWYG as well as True Type capability. Output was 100% backward/forward compatible with the DOS version. Entire program fit on six 3.5" floppies.

Word 1 for Windows, good word processor came with powerful WordBasic language for easy crafting of macros. Fit on three 3.5" floppies.
Word 2 for Windows, the only software upgrade I ever paid for with my own money ($99) to obtain and was worth every penny, came with a pile of useful reference books and manuals for using the features of the program.
WordStar saved me from a bad edit of my autoexec.bat back in the day... I had programmed the autoexec.bat to come right back on a loop... and the only way to get out of it was to boot with a disk that had an editor on it... and my WS disk had both the bootable DOS and a copy of WS... all on a 5 1/4 disk... what were they 360K?
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Old 12-08-14, 02:59 PM
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Eight track tapes. Just kidding. How about cars that didn't all look alike.
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Old 12-10-14, 09:04 PM
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I miss my old Motorola V3m Razr

I miss real HiFi.

I miss cars that you could work on with nothing fancier that a voltmeter and a timing light.

I miss when there were dozens of currently vital rock bands that could fill massive venues.
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Old 12-10-14, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by gitarzan View Post
I miss my old Motorola V3m Razr
I liked mine...until I started trying to compose text messages on it.
Then I wanted to strangle the idiots who wrote the sw that kept changing what I was trying to type.
After messing with the configuration in a fruitless attempt to disable the mangling, I just gave up and used voice to respond to texts because it took less time.
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Old 12-11-14, 09:09 AM
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I miss my 73 Olds Cutlass Supreme that I had in high school and college back in the 80s. You could actually sit up in the engine compartment while you worked on it. It was death to water pumps mainly because I bought the cheapest ones I could find. I got to where I could change the water pump in about 45 minutes.
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Old 12-11-14, 01:36 PM
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I miss leg room on airliners.
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Old 12-11-14, 01:38 PM
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Old 12-11-14, 01:51 PM
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I miss being able to buy spray paint at a Schwinn Shop
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