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  • #31
    This is funny:


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    • #32
      My first computer was a Gateway, which ran Windows 95 and most of the time I used to play free Mircosoft demos that came with it.

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      • #33
        My first computer, or actually our family's first computer was an Amiga, but I can't remember which model. I used to play James Pond 2 on it.
        ~Formerly known as Chrawnus~

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        • #34
          I think dad had a RS TRS99, played with that as a kid. My first computer was a 386SX in college, wasn't long before it was swapped out for a 486.

          Year or so ago I was in conversation at work with my geek coworker (he hacks his smartphone etc). He didn't have a clue what a 386 etc was! To be fair I haven't a clue about the latest machines either.
          Last edited by supton; 06-29-2014, 07:38 AM. Reason: Wrong computer model #
          No Silicon Heaven? Preposterous! Where would all the calculators go?

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          • #35
            Don't feel bad - he probably can't dial a rotary phone anyway.
            "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
              Don't feel bad - he probably can't dial a rotary phone anyway.
              Just keep pressing the holes where the numbers are. It may be a little loose but that's okay.

              I'm always still in trouble again

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              • #37
                "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

                "Forgiveness is the way of love." Gary Chapman

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
                  Don't feel bad - he probably can't dial a rotary phone anyway.
                  I think I teased him about that, that same exact sentiment.

                  He promptly put a rotary app onto his smartphone.
                  No Silicon Heaven? Preposterous! Where would all the calculators go?

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                  • #39
                    "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

                    "Forgiveness is the way of love." Gary Chapman

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                    My Novella blog (Current Novella Begins on 7/25/14)

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                    • #40
                      My first computer was an Apple IIe. I remember booting it up like it was yesterday. The those nice loud screeches. Then the WHOOSH as it lights up.


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                      Last edited by Jesse; 07-02-2014, 08:04 PM.
                      "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." ― C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock: Essays on Theology (Making of Modern Theology)

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                      • #41
                        The first one I ever used was an Apple IIe in school (learning Turtle!); but the first one I owned was an Apple IIc. Got it for my 6th grade graduation. Pulled it out for my oldest son (now 14) a couple of years ago and it still works! He's even learned some Basic in it.

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