I guess I'm from the 1990s - maybe even earlier...
Saturday, August 20 2011 @ 09:05 AM PDT
Contributed by: Richard Pitt
OK There's only a couple of these I can't recall - the Pentium bug instruction that was broken - but I have one of the chips in a drawer here so, does that count?
And sorry - but Scott/Tiger struck out...
Well, maybe some of them are not quite accurate for me:
46 - I used my own name
45 - vi is still my HTML editor of choice
44 - had friends at Netscape
43 - read Usenet News for years before the 'Net
42 - helped invent the difference between inter/intra net
41 - helped popularize the term "information sjuperhighway"
40 - most of the local TV anchors were our customers
39 - hated both - but could run them if customer paid enough
38 - yup
37 - helped drive a stake through his heart
36 - still have customers who swear by Lotus
35 - thankfully never had to but read lots
34 - used batch-ftp to get software to our system from all over, hardly ever created floppies after that
33 - nope - missed this one
32 - oh yes - and looking forward to being able to again - if I live that long
31 - had it on SCO Unix before we used Linux
30 - installed version 0.9 - been a convert ever since
29 - sort of - promised "multi-tasking" which I'd been chomping at the bit for since getting off the DEC-10 environment - didn't really deliver
28 - participated in large use of OS/2 - loved it
27 - yup - even remember "hoist the flag when you're using the A/P file" due to no file/record locking
26 - well, seconds anyway - but the Hampster Dance - that was another thing
25 - Look up "Microplex" - buddy of mine built a business on this product and I have a couple of the first units
24 - and have lived through the implementations of various versions in software and then hardware and now on the CPU chips
23 - sold Token Ring through Radio Shack - was not sorry to see it go but was one of few around here who actually got it to work reliably
22 - even reading the words...
21 - still have some - still have customers with thin-net wiring - still have the crimper and ends to make cables (now use them for video)
20 - still do in some places
19 - have a box of 3200 bpi mainframe tapes - the zip disks all went in the garbage a month ago
18 - taught others how to spell them
17 - participated in all these great pre-cursors to HTML
16 - predicted the first cable modem - waited with baited breath for it to come to my part of town. Participated in DOCSIS 1 discussions
15 - had Telebit Trailblazers before the 56k modems - knew about the reasons for the 53k limits on them (total transmit power limit)
14 - and have the tools to make both
13 - nope - they were competitors to Usenet and UUCP and the BBS' we kept connected to Fidonet and Usenet
12 - could whistle a modem into transmission mode
11 - ahhh... the pentium bug
10 - can identify serial ports even if they are not 9 or 25 pin d-rings - can wire them up from memory and still have serial break-out boxes in my tool box
9 - have a portable Corona sitting beside me. Have 2 different Radio Shack model 100s
8 - the Newton was cute - and well ahead of its time - say, does it qualify as prior art for the EU challenge against Samsung?
7 - sold them
6 - had two at once
5 - uber-geek me - had both very early in the game
4 - what ever happend to Palm? Still have my V and it still works
3 - yes!
2 - was there
1 - Haaaaa haaaa hhhaaaaaaaaa - loved it!!!!