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WYSICRAP – The Tandy WP-2

WYSICRAP – The Tandy WP-2 Back when we had to start the car by hand, walk 4 miles to school uphill…both ways and the milkman was still blamed for kids that didn’t quite look like mom “or” dad, computers sat on a desk. Portability meant fitting in a backpack (first baby Macs) or, in the case of early laptops...
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BBS’s : Social Media and File Sharing in 1987

BBS’s : Social Media and File Sharing in 1987 The most dramatic “future” I ever lived in, was 1987. There was no public accessible internet. No WiFi. Laptops were suitcases. If you had a computer, you were one of the few. And that few used computers to load the totaly awesome original “California Games”. I was one of the few....
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Typing In Code By Hand : How It Was

Typing In Code By Hand : How It Was Kids today! Why they never knew they had it so good! *pumps fist in the air Now I am not going to be one of those old timers that preach about, “when I was a kid, i had to walk uphill in the…” No i’m not, simply because I am not old. Kinda. I’m talking about the App Store. You...
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How Does a 5.25″ Floppy Disk Compare Today? [infographic]

How Does a 5.25″ Floppy Disk Compare Today? [infographic] Infographic comparing the standard 5.25″ double-density floppy disk, common around 1987, to current technology: hard drives, data speeds, MW3 (Modern Warfare 3), and even an average iPhone app.  Old vs. New. For additional context around this infographic, check out this article: 1987: Emailing,...
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