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Thu Oct 11, 2012, 04:46 PM

Ah, technology, obsolete as soon as you buy it.

Bought an iPod Touch in late August. I love it.

Just got an e-mail from Apple, "Introducing the new iPod Touch, thinner, bigger display" etc.



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Reply Ah, technology, obsolete as soon as you buy it. (Original post)
Denninmi Oct 2012 OP
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #1
qnr Oct 2012 #3
Denninmi Oct 2012 #4
qnr Oct 2012 #5
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #9
whistler162 Oct 2012 #6
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #10
whistler162 Oct 2012 #11
qnr Oct 2012 #13
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #15
geardaddy Oct 2012 #2
mwdem Oct 2012 #7
geardaddy Oct 2012 #12
mwdem Oct 2012 #17
Ptah Oct 2012 #8
kentauros Oct 2012 #14
hibbing Oct 2012 #16

Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 05:08 PM

1. Dude. I've still got a VIC-20.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 05:56 PM

3. Nice, I still use my 8-bit Atari computer too. nt

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:25 PM

4. Ah, fun, fun, fun.

That was my first computer, in like 1978!

A technological marvel in its day.

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Response to Denninmi (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:47 PM

5. 1980 at least :) nt

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Response to Denninmi (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 08:18 PM

9. About when I got my Apple II.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 07:33 PM

6. So do I, Epson laptop with 20 or 30mb of hd space

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 08:20 PM

10. Megabites? MEGABITES? I installed a Corvus hard drive with 5 MB the size of a microwave oven.

 

That was a SHITLOAD of space at the time. The 33 MB Nestar weighed about 100 lbs.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 08:53 PM

11. These young whippersnappers don't know

what it was like in the old days.

Used to carry my Kaypro II portable up hill both ways to work in 3 feet of snow and this was during the summer!

I still have several tubes of SIMM's and a APL chip for a IBM PC in my "collection". My first computer job was with a IBM 370/135, gads I am old.

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 12:03 AM

13. Hah, allow me to show you my KIM-1. 8-digit, seven segment LCD display, 256 bytes of RAM, and a hex

keypad LOL.

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 09:34 AM

15. You forgot "barefoot".

 



Yeah, I remember a conversation shortly after my buddy got the 13 sector to 16 sector upgrade for his Apple II. We sat around pondering ways to cram more onto a floppy disk and calculated that it MIGHT be possible to get an entire megabyte on one. This resulted in unstoppable laughter and actually rolling around on the floor. Then again, it's almost certain that we were stoned at the time. It was only a few years later that, yes, the 3 1/2" DS disk came out with 1.44MB of storage.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 05:11 PM

2. I still have an iPod nano from 2006 or so.

It works fine.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 07:34 PM

7. I still have mine, too.

It works just fine. My husband got it for me when I went through chemo. It was a godsend, and it's still ticking!!

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Response to mwdem (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 08:54 PM

12. Yea!

Glad to hear you're still ticking!

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 09:26 PM

17. Thanks!

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 07:43 PM

8. Yes, obsolete.



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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 12:12 AM

14. I think in the opposite direction with my technology:

How long will it last?

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 12:41 PM

16. I wait

Last edited Fri Oct 12, 2012, 01:24 PM - Edit history (1)

Hi,
It sure does. What I try to do is just wait and not get the newest and biggest right away. Many years ago I put off getting a digital camera because they would come out with new ones with more pixels every six months. I eventually got one that wasn't the most advanced for a very reasonable price, but was a heck of a lot less than a camera with the same specs would have cost a year earlier. I did the same thing with HDTV. So, I may be behind in technology, but at least I'm not paying so much for the newest when the newest will be outdated in six months.

Peace

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