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Jung

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I found these on another forum and thought someone else might find them interesting. We've come a long way since then...



 

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My first dial up modem cost me $120. My first ink jet color printer was $600 :eek:

That was in 95
 
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4MB 386 ram upgrade - 1249$ wow.

i just bought a gig of ram for like 100 dollars. we really have changed alot.
 

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countrygrl said:
My first dial up modem cost me $120. My first ink jet color printer was $600 :eek:

That was in 95
I remember having an 8MB hard drive and being unable to fill it up, then later a 100MB one, and my dad buying a 1x CD burner that cost around $600. I also remember the subsequent amazement form my friends that "OMG CDs can be copied!!!" :lol:

Before that I remember BASIC and the TRS80 we had, then the Apple IIe... and DOS shells. :)
 

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Oh crap...that reminds me of the Commodore VIC that I had. You could buy the cable and hook it into a cassette recorder if you wanted to write and save programs.


I used it to play text adventure games. You used the TV for a monitor.
 

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I remember browsing through a very old pc magazine and seeing a add for a 386sx, 4mb ram, 20mb hd, laptop for $10000+
 

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I remember browsing through a very old pc magazine and seeing a add for a 386sx, 4mb ram, 20mb hd, laptop for $10000+
Sweet... I'm selling a 1.2 ghz 256 mb ram, 190gb hd desktop for 20,000$...
 
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I remember my mom being jealous when my uncle bought a 486 with a CD rom drive.

That was in '91. We had a 386 at the time, and had that 386 until '99. Now it's in my brother's room, and it still works great.:happysad:
 

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I remember my mom being jealous when my uncle bought a 486 with a CD rom drive.
dude 486 waas the shit man.good times...i remember playin these pac man games and stuff on it(i think hat wasa the computer...but not sure)

when you look at old things...its gotta bring a tear to your eyes

*tear*
 

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My 486 was hardcore! seriously i went through about 150 sticks of 30 pin ram... mainly because my computer was tempremental and only liked certian chip manufacturers, i got it to 48mb (which is quite a feat with only 6 SIMM slots), i had the MEGA 486dx4 which clocked at the amazing 99Mhz, i still have all the 486 cpu's i went through before i got that beast... had a Tsung Labs (i think) 9000(something) this card could pump out the best pixelated 3D games at high resolutions; such as 320*240 at 8bit colour... aaaahh the good old days. Now im saving for a pentium 120Mhz with 64Mb EDO, two years and a lot of coal shovelling and im half way there, feel free to add your support/donations!