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    Internet relics

    opened an abandoned browser to check some old favorites lists

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    got any old timers still around or long forgotten sites to share?
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    wheelies, beyond being the best way over any sort of obstacle, both above or below, are are the steedliest expresstion of joy

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    No links, but I remember getting our first DEC computers at college. They came with this software called Netscape that revolutionized the college experience. No more BBS required to download pics of Cindy Crawford over a 14.4 modem.

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    *Whew* I thought this thread was going to be about me.

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    I know where one of the "first" servers is, from one of 'The Biggest Networking Company in the world... it's just sitting on a shelf in a closet in one of it's smallest Sales office. all alone.. in the dark..
    It looks like a couple Cinders blocks, glued together and painted that old white wrinkle finish.

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    Besides message/newsgroup(BBS) boards in the early 90s, my 1st real internet (rather intranet) experience was with a system called NALCOMIS - it was the 1st 'e-commerce' type of setup that I had experienced.

    You looked for a part, fount it (hopefully) entered in your shipping address, and then wham! the stuff you typed into a keyboard, was actually there!
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    We in the music biz had one of the first email systems in the world, back in the 80s. It was called ESI street, we used Tandy TRS 80 Model 100 portable computers and acoustic couplers on regular phones to get 'online', and could only reach other subscribers to the system. Pretty much all agents, managers, promoters, and touring staff had the system eventually, and it made life so much easier not having to use the ungodly Telex machines! Once the fax machine became more affordable and portable, however, the system was made pretty much useless overnight as you could only send text messages, and with a fax you could send Xerox copies of your butt!

    This was the beast:

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    Ahh! The memories of sitting in truckstops trying to hook up the coupler on a payphone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    We in the music biz had one of the first email systems in the world, back in the 80s. It was called ESI street, we used Tandy TRS 80 Model 100 portable computers and acoustic couplers on regular phones to get 'online', and could only reach other subscribers to the system. Pretty much all agents, managers, promoters, and touring staff had the system eventually, and it made life so much easier not having to use the ungodly Telex machines! Once the fax machine became more affordable and portable, however, the system was made pretty much useless overnight as you could only send text messages, and with a fax you could send Xerox copies of your butt!

    This was the beast:

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    Ahh! The memories of sitting in truckstops trying to hook up the coupler on a payphone!
    and now email has made faxes obsolete. Guess it went full circle, sort of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    No links, but I remember getting our first DEC computers at college. They came with this software called Netscape that revolutionized the college experience. No more BBS required to download pics of Cindy Crawford over a 14.4 modem.
    I got a workbench with the CPU fan from an old DEC on it to draw away cleaning fluid fumes. Thing is like 10" diameter and runs on direct AC. Can't even hear it run


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    Quote Originally Posted by davidarnott
    wheelies, beyond being the best way over any sort of obstacle, both above or below, are are the steedliest expresstion of joy

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    It's not all that old, but I used to play this game in my computer/technology courses when it first came out. Recently found a link to it and played it again. Brought back some memories!

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    ^ need that for caturday
    Quote Originally Posted by davidarnott
    wheelies, beyond being the best way over any sort of obstacle, both above or below, are are the steedliest expresstion of joy

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdtrfb24 View Post
    I had fun writing Fortran and Cobol programs in college using punch cards.
    What year was that...?? I had a class like that in HS in 85 or 86....

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    Re: Internet relics

    I graduated in '85 and took a computer class that summer at Computer Tech in Pittsburgh. I had a Commodore 64 that used cassette tapes for storage. We got all of our homework assignments on the tapes then when you finished you would upload it to the mainframe at school via a dialup modem.

    Me & this blonde in class hit it off and exchanged passwords so we could write notes to each other over the computer- they got pretty filthy.

    Did I invent internet dating/sexting?
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    I remember logging into Prodigy to get online back in the day. Then AOL came around and the chat rooms were all the rage.
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    I remember Prodigy and AOL. My family had computers in the 80's but none had modems. My dad took some courses doing Fortran and Cobol around then. We didn't get a modem until 14.4 modems were around. I connected to a few BBSes but they seemed to be on the way out then.

    I think in the mid 90's, I spent more time trying to connect to AOL than spending time using AOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    You see, I don't have a single brand name in my signature because I know most bike brands and component brands 99%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    I think in the mid 90's, I spent more time trying to connect to AOL than spending time using AOL.
    That damned noise it made while logging on! Thanks to that dubstep was created..
    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    You see, I don't have a single brand name in my signature because I know most bike brands and component brands 99%.

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