CompuServe - so long

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Matthew, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. Matthew

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    Somewhere in my box of rags in the basement I think I have a SPICE t-shirt.

    Radio Shack, Sinclair, CP/M, Timex, cassette tapes, PDP systems where you had to flip the switches on the front in order to load a program, paper tape, punch cards, teletypes, portable hard disks that were 14" diameter and had capacities of KBytes, clock cycles in the millisecond range, processors/compilers/assemblers that couldn't handle floating point math: Moore's Law may be wearing out, but it sure worked well for a long time.
     
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    I used ARPANET to play the game of life. We had no monitor so each generation was printed out on teletype paper.

    Compuserve, PDP11, Digital Vax, IBM 360, UNIVAC, punched cards, some devices were booted using a reel of paper tape.

    Trs80, CP/M, Apple integer machine, Newton, Grafitti,
     
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    Second this, and third this...
    Real time availability and fares (Including Zed's) without have to pay two cents a keystroke to Sabre or WorldSpan
     
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    Wait... Compuserve is still around???

    Next you'll be saying AOL is still in business.
     
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    You guys and all of your “I remeber when...” posts. Ha! I know of a bird from Arizona that says he remembers the Internet before Amazon. Beat that!
     
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    I'm too young to remember that stuff :rolleyes: You guys are ooooold....
     
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    Actually, my original screen name here (before @eman1200 rebranded me) WAS my AOL, and AS/400 login! I thought it was my compuserve too but I was mistaken.

    I never had an acoustic modem, though. I got into PC's when 1200 baud and half height drives were king and we were all super excited about RGB monitors.
     
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    I still remember my Dad's UID: 76044,1046

    I first thought of being a pilot back in middle school, and asked about the profession on a CompuServe message board. Got a fantastic answer from a UPS DC-8 Captain, and we still keep in contact to this day. Good memories from those message boards - the signal to noise ratio was much higher back then.