A Blast From The Past

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Ivan Seeking
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This is great, Ivan. I am going to share this with my co-workers. They'll love it!
 
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Videotel

I used to "surf the net" in 1989 on one of these:
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There's a little movie about the short-lived Videotel phenomenon at this site:

http://www.digibarn.com/collections/movies/digibarn-tv/minitel.html

I didn't realize this was just the French Minitel technology that they were hoping Americans would warm up to. Anyway, I happened to be in one of their test markets (Houston) when these first came out.
 
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Not as good as some of yours (I love Janus' entry!), but I first used one of these bad boys back in 1989. I just love the row of red F keys across the top, a true 1980s design classic.
 
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16 MB capacity. :rofl:
 
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Yank said:
16 MB capacity. :rofl:
If you thought that was funny, http://oldcomputers.net/ads/80s/atari.jpg [Broken] was my first. It eventually died and I replaced it with an 800XL, which I still have.
 
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Same here, except I had the 400.
http://oldcomputers.net/atari400.html

Although I did work with the...was it... the 8080A, and I think the Z80 microprocessor in a home made computer, in high school.
 
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