Party like it's 1999

The war between wetware and hardware.
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Pyrrho
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Party like it's 1999

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:30 pm

Today I found a Tiger Direct catalog that had been under a cabinet since 1999.

IBM ThinkPad 570 with Pentium II 366 MHz cpu, 64mb SDRAM, 6.4gb hard drive, and 13.3" TFT display for only $3489.99!

:hyper:
The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: Party like it's 1999

Post by xouper » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:13 pm

Obligatory joke: If Cars Were Like Computers
https://sturges.public.iastate.edu/Humor/carcomp.html

Obligatory fact check of the joke:
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/car-balk/

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Re: Party like it's 1999

Post by Witness » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:41 am

I remember my first word processor. Used a bitmap font (so fixed size, of course), and I had lots of fun drawing my own, one from a reproduction of a medieval manuscript.
For justification it inserted blanks, as you did on a typewriter.

But it weighed in at ~ 400 kB and needed no install. :|

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Re: Party like it's 1999

Post by Pyrrho » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:06 am

Palm IIIX, New Low Price! $319.99
The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: Party like it's 1999

Post by xouper » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:10 am

Pyrrho wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:06 am
Palm IIIX, New Low Price! $319.99
I still have one. It's been in a storage box for over 15 years. I wonder if it still works.