The Other Coast by Adrian Raeside for August 17, 2010

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    ksoskins  almost 14 years ago

    It isn’t floppy any more!

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    zsrogers  almost 14 years ago

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

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    olmail  almost 14 years ago

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

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    Plods with ...™  almost 14 years ago

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

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    rotts  almost 14 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?

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    lewisbower  almost 14 years ago

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

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    hendelca Premium Member almost 14 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!

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    Coyoty Premium Member almost 14 years ago

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

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    Yakety Sax  almost 14 years ago

    speaking of drums……….

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    napaeric  almost 14 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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