Heavenly Nostrils by Dana Simpson

Heavenly Nostrils

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  1. Happyᵌ

    Happyᵌ GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Shoot.
    I remember Atari

  2. Happyᵌ

    Happyᵌ GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Shoot.
    I played the first Pong.
    That was AMAZING!

  3. John W Kennedy

    John W Kennedy GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    We had an Edsel, and I can certainly remember the Beatles. I obviously can’t remember the /invention/ of the phonograph, but I’m old enough to have had a phonograph with a large supply of spare needles and an infinitely-variable speed control, and another that could cut its own records; and I’m also old enough to remember when cheap phonographs for kiddies had a diaphragm and cone instead of electronics, though the cone was inside the case. (The kind with the big cone outside the case had been obsolete long before electric pickups, amplifiers, and speakers.) And my elementary school was still using a wind-up phonograph.

    I also remember the Western Electric 202 telephone, where most of the works was in a box the size of a dictionary bolted to the wall, to keep the bulk of the desktop part of the telephone under control.

    I also remember when IBM’s most popular mainframe maxed out at 16,000 characters of main memory, and their most popular disk drive held 2,000,000 characters and was the size of a washing machine.

  4. LumFan

    LumFan said, over 1 year ago

    Heck, what about the Commodore Pet computer with the cassette tape drive? Or the Trash (TSR) 80? Yep, I’m old.
    But I do remember my NES. Some bad games (Fester’s Quest), but then there was the first Final Fantasy. Good times.

  5. Happyᵌ

    Happyᵌ GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @LumFan

    I saw one of those when they were new.

    My little sister and brother had the first game unit that Radio Shack sold.

  6. tgrfemme

    tgrfemme GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I loved my Atari 2400, and I had the original 2XL “robot” toy – he ran on 8-track tapes at the time. I also had an 8-track tape player. I’m only 42…could I really be that old? ;) Well, I am in terms of technology! I love watching kids play games on their iPhones or the like – I have an iPhone too, so I know they would likely be amazed at the “old” technology I used when I was their age. Oh, and does anyone remember Speak and Spell? :)

  7. John W Kennedy

    John W Kennedy GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    When I started working as a computer professional, all the computers in the world put together added up to approximately one iPhone, and the biggest, fastest computer in the world didn’t have the raw power that’s built into any HDTV.

  8. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, over 1 year ago

    What about all them old fogies that were born when years still started with 19?

  9. tgrfemme

    tgrfemme GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @rpmurray

    Hey, that’s me! I was born in 1970. :)

  10. tgrfemme

    tgrfemme GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @John W Kennedy

    What fascinates me about the iPhone is that “Siri” is an overlay – it runs on top of other programs and can learn from them, and also from user interaction. I really shouldn’t jokingly tell Siri “I love you!” since I might give “her” a complex. ;)
    What also fascinates me about HDTVs is that they’re computers in their own right; even our cable box reads “reboot” if I’ve needed to shut it down and then turn it back on for a problem that needs to be addressed. I didn’t think of HDTVs as having the power of today’s most sophisticated computers, but it seems I could be wrong!

  11. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, over 1 year ago

    ….. and we thought that by this time everybody would be flying around in their own spaceship, living on the moon, et cetera et ceteray.

  12. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, over 1 year ago

    Is that a wii Dad is playing with? Still hooked on Nitendo?
    I just spent a weekend riding my horse in the snow filled woods. So why is Phoebe not riding outside with Marigold, in some stunning winter scenery?

  13. DreamScourge

    DreamScourge said, over 1 year ago

    I remember the hills and the sea.

  14. Larry

    Larry said, over 1 year ago

    I remember HST.
    I worked on computers that had vacuum tubes.
    Cute cartoon.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Another great one Dana. Both cute and interesting. He may be “old” but I’m older than he. Born during the time of Eisenhower and the Russian launches of Sputnik 1 and later that poor dog. We still had 48 official states.
    -
    A child of the 1960’s and just missed having to register for the military by one year. Whew!

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