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What computer is this?

  1. Jun 29, 2006 #1

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    This is me, 9 months pregnant with the Spawn. What computer is that? The year is 1984. I know I had a Commodore 64 with a large monitor (in orange). What is this?

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  3. Jun 29, 2006 #2
    It is an electric space heater. :biggrin:
     
  4. Jun 29, 2006 #3

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    Is it an Atari?
     
  5. Jun 29, 2006 #4
    There's a computer there? All I saw were some legs :tongue2:
     
  6. Jun 29, 2006 #5
    Does that fuzzy white say IBM?
     
  7. Jun 29, 2006 #6

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    Aw...free GOOBF card for mattmns. :smile:
     
  8. Jun 29, 2006 #7

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    I can't tell what it says. I'll bet it's somewhere in my basement.

    I had a Compaq, but it was a laptop. It came with a hand crank and optional hamster wheel.
     
  9. Jun 29, 2006 #8
    Looks like an IBM to me,

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    They were the power house back in the day.
     
  10. Jun 29, 2006 #9
    hey, you got it!!

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0d/CompaqPortable.jpg [Broken]

    It is a compaq! And here I was searching oscilloscopes......:rolleyes:
     
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  11. Jun 29, 2006 #10

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    Notice the size of the box of floppies?
     
  12. Jun 30, 2006 #11

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    OMG!!!!! That's it!!!!!!

    Ok, I now have to give cyrus anything he wants.
     
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  13. Jun 30, 2006 #12
    According to wiki, that bad boy cost $2999 bucks new in 83!

    It's a good thing computer prices have gone down :rolleyes:
     
  14. Jun 30, 2006 #13

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  15. Jun 30, 2006 #14

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    I first thought it was the fine machine called the Apple Lisa:

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  16. Jun 30, 2006 #15

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    Yep, it wasn't cheap. I bought it in 83. But I could type recipes into it. :bugeye:
     
  17. Jun 30, 2006 #16
    :rofl: For some reason that made me bust out in laughter!!!!!! :rofl:

    Oh man, your killing me....

    I always knew Lisa! was evil!!!

    The mouse has ONE button!! :rofl: ohhh my goodness.......what a POS....
     
  18. Jun 30, 2006 #17
    Yeah, but this was before the internet! :surprised

    What did you use it for? It probably had word processing and thats about it.
     
  19. Jun 30, 2006 #18

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    :frown: :redface: Word processing.

    Well, there were billboards back then , if you knew how to connect.
     
  20. Jun 30, 2006 #19

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    Hey, I was on the bleeding edge of technology. :grumpy:
     
  21. Jun 30, 2006 #20

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    When Tim Berners-Lee gave the world his www adressing, that started the internet. That was in 1993, If I am not mistaken.
     
  22. Jun 30, 2006 #21

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    In 1993 I also bought a Pckard Bell multi media computer that allowed me to plug my cable tv cord in and record cable tv shows. And I bought Myst and another very cool program I can't remember with a dragon that was hidden.
     
  23. Jun 30, 2006 #22

    :rofl: What was the record time, 5min before your 1GB hard drive was full? :rofl:

    The dark ages :devil:
     
  24. Jun 30, 2006 #23

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    1 Gb was unheard of. :redface:
     
  25. Jun 30, 2006 #24

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    lol our first computer ran on windows 98 and I told my parents it sucked but they woudln't listen to me
     
  26. Jun 30, 2006 #25

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    :grumpy: i was thinking of those legs on way from work and mattmns beats me to it, they are a 10 out of 10 on the wollie wow factor.:!!)
     
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