GEE! I bought my first genuine pc in December, 1984. The OS was DOS 2.1.1. In 1985 I upgraded the memory from 256KB to 640KB and bought my first hard drive. It was a Seagate 10MB model that cost $350.00. I think the access time was 112 milliseconds. It was also the year Bill gates told us we would never need more that 640KB of memory. :lol:
My first real PC was a commodore colt with an intel 8088 CPU. I got it free since it was so outdated. I loaded quattro pro and word perfect on it. It had two tiny harddrives running doublespace but I still couldn't run windows. Then I gave up and bought a second hand HP with windows 3.1. That thing cost me $1200.00 20years ago! It was worth more than my car.
[citation][nom]otacon72[/nom]To think how far we've come technology wise in the past 50 years. I wish I could look ahead 500 then maybe 5,000 years into the future and see where technology has taken us. It would be fascinating and scary....[/citation]
yes it would be cool if you could get 1 day every 50 years to see the future. Even to go back 1 day every 50 years would be cool.
I miss the wonder and excitement of those early days. Now, everything seems so old and "been done before". There was a time when a person who knew how do anything on a computer was a "whiz" or "guru". lol Then there were the punks who would hang out at Target writing unsaveable programs on Commie 64's and Vic-20's. "Jermaine, pass me a tissue...."