Friday, February 18, 2011

early technology

9 comments:

FrankandMary said...

These posts jar my memory & all sorts of old, loose things fall out. Oh yes, I got birthday presents from Sears too. I sort of miss that.

mrs. miss alaineus said...

i remember going down to the computer room to play the orgeon trail game and the lemonaide stand game on a computer that didnt have a monitor- it had a teletype printout and to hook it into the network you had to put it on a modem that had a phone coupler.

damn, those were the days.

xxalainaxx

Anonymous said...

Hee hee...the calculator. I was a retail bookkeeper in the early 80s and used an "adding machine" all day long. Oh and a CRT with the green letters that killed my eyes. The computer itself was as big as a closet and had a big red "panic" button to push if the electric went off. Never did any good. Oh, and remember the huge floppy discs? Hahahaa...this post does bring up all sorts of memories. OMG and remember the dot printers?!!
Thanks for this. -Cin

Chef E said...

You know I only had a computer twelve years ago, and that one was a dinosaur, I used to remember the numeral name of it...we also had the only Texas Instrument computer game you played on the television, and I think my son's dad still uses it!

What is a calculator? Maybe why I am in trouble with finances at times LOL

Vickie said...

Fun memories! My most favorite Christmas gift when I was little was a turquoise transistor radio. I put it to my head and had my own personal music - which was so cool I couldn't quit grinning and I didn't put it down for days. I think there was only one station but it didn't matter to me.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

It is funny thinking back to those early electronics and how innovative they seemed, now they are in museums.

Big Mark 243 said...

Post like these make me hope that they signle your level of contenment... they make me smile when I don't want to...

I guess I have memories associated with each panel... the only one that comes out is how often my Mom would takes us to the Sears in Highland Park...

Chris said...

I always wanted a calculator watch...

Beth said...

We've come a long way, baby!