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…how bloody old are you?

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[-] [email protected] 0 points 3 months ago

Old enough to have used, installed, and maintained V21. And most of the CCITT/ITU data transmission schemes which followed. Also a well known 50 baud network that went before 🙂 (Telex)

[-] [email protected] 0 points 3 months ago

My first modem was actually this bad boy https://collection.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/objects/co8355735/magic-modem-for-the-bbc-b-computer-modem

It was modified by my uncle to work on the commodore aniga (basically a switch on the back to just force modem on/off, so you dialled the number on the phone flipped the switch and hung up phone).

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First computer experiences were with a Commodore CBM 4032 (and state of the art 5¼-inch dual floppy disk drive) owned by one of the physics teachers at school.

Sitting down, unsupervised, with a group of friends one lunchtime we quickly tired of typing in rude words only to see “Syntax error” every time and we all wanted to find out how to make it work for us.

Lost touch with one of the group, but the rest of us all ended up in tech or software development of some sort.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 3 months ago

I’m “my first computer was a TI99/4A” years old.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 3 months ago

I wrote me first program on a TI99/4A but played my first game on a SWTPC 6800 machine. It was either trek or adventure.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 3 months ago

I still have a working ZX Spectrum (Frankensteined from mine and a friend's) and tape player.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 3 months ago

I saw Star Wars in the cinema on its original release, back then we just called it Star Wars because that was its name.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 3 months ago

Same. Watched the matinee performance every day for a week during the summer holidays. Blew my mind.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 3 months ago

Sit down kids and let me tell you the story of the Betamax wars.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 3 months ago

We still have the family Betamax, packed away but never forgotten.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 3 months ago

I'm "got a tape drive for my Vic-20" old.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

Fifty in a couple of months.

I was a beta tester for cable modems in my neighborhood. Friends came to my (adult) place to play Everquest.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 3 months ago

Old enough to have had a crush on Justine Frischmann.

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