The Other Coast by Adrian Raeside

The Other Coast

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  1. Sheik Yerbouti

    Sheik Yerbouti said, over 4 years ago

    It isn’t floppy any more!

  2. zsrogers

    zsrogers said, over 4 years ago

    They need to go down a few layers of strata and get to the 16’ 160k IBM floppies.

  3. olmail

    olmail said, over 4 years ago

    keep looking, may hit the jack-pot and find a punch card

  4. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    OMG! I *am* older than dirt.
    I used punchcards!

  5. rotts

    rotts said, over 4 years ago

    Hey, Runs with Beer - but did you wire your own circuit boards for the PCAM machines? Or work on an IBM 1401 with 4K (yes, that’s 4,000 bytes) of memory?

  6. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, over 4 years ago

    RUNS WITH BEER You beat me but the punchcards I used defended the US against Cuban or Rooskie invasion.

  7. aircraft-engineer

    aircraft-engineer said, over 4 years ago

    paper tape… magnetic DRUMS… 1 megabyte RAM …OOOOH! I have a 40megabyte hard drive… (in my antique collection - too light to use as a boat anchor)

    punchcards as a defense against CUBAN invasion? What - stacked in boxes as a barricade? The Cubans want to live here. not “invade”

  8. hendelca

    hendelca GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    @aircraft-engineer - You would like my 20MB drive then! It has a 14 inch platter and weights about 50 lbs. Didn’t have a boat so it never got used as an anchor.

    Still beats the first hard drives I used - 7.5MB with 6 platters and a HYDRAULIC system to move the heads (IBM was the manufacturer) and yes, I punched cards to create programs.
    Ouch, I am old!

  9. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I used to play with drums. Mounting stacks of disks in a drive that looked like a washing machine.

  10. Yakety Sax

    Yakety Sax said, over 4 years ago

    speaking of drums……….

    http://www.evilmilk.com/pictures/200_Mb_1970.htm

  11. napaeric

    napaeric said, over 4 years ago

    Vic 20 with a cassette recorder for a “hard” drive. By the way Vic 20 referred to a 20K ram. Also had a modem for my “online” experience of typed bulletin boards. My printer had 4 color pens that “drew” the letters, numbers or “picture”.

    Real men don’t have floppy discs

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