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rickgrimes
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A 5MB IBM Hard Drive Being Loaded Onto An Airplane In 1956



RidiculousHype
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How else were they gonna drop Hillary’s grandmother’s emails in the ocean?


SuperOcean
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And secured by a cheap rope


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fr33manator
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As we look at this pic with veritable supercomputers in our hands


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SPEEDY
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He might want to turn that forklift around


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Cosmo
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I predict that within a century, computers will be twice as powerful, ten thousand times larger, and so expensive that only the five richest kings in Europe would own them.
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mikelbr
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This aged well.

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."

Thomas Watson, president of IBM, 1943


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Hotgin
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It may have been her emails she was actually around in 56


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TheHarahanian
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The first hard drives I remember seeing in the late 80s were 10mb and about the size and weight of paving stones you can buy at Home Depot. A little thicker than paving stones.


crash1211
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I remember my first real PC in 1986 or 87 I had a Radio Shack color computer 2 before it. It was a Packard Bell 8088, CGA Graphics, and it had a whopping 20mb hard drive. I got it so I wouldn't have to drive all the way to Nicholls just to do my computer lab work. It was outdated when I got it. The 286's were still kind of expensive, and the 386's had just come out, and were OT baller expensive. Good times.
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supadave3
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We had a Commodore 64 and I remember when we got the disc drive to go with it. It held the 5 1/4 inch floppy’s and the drive was the size of a shoebox.

Load “mission impossible”,8,1
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VABuckeye
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Yeah, I remember upgrading to a 20mb hard drive around that time. It cost $400 and I couldn't imagine what I was going to do with all that storage. I bought it at a CompUSA location (RIP).


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GetCocky11
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That is what Chicken uses to power this website.


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crash1211
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I had a Commodore 64 with the Disk way later when you could get them at the discount places. I really liked that machine. I wish I wouldn't have given it away. I sure remember the LOAD "*",8,1.


MyRockstarComplex
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I had a 486 that could run 25 mHz with a sweet arse 12mb hard drive (before DOS 6 could let you compress the drive for DoubleSpace). We figured out how to use FTP protocol to get into Playboy’s folder system and printed a sweet arse nuddie pic on a dot matrix printer. That thing worked hard for 10 straight hours so that we could bring pixelated porn to Sunday School the next day.

I also called MTV’s news department after seeing a story on IUMA, and they had to explain what the internet was and how to use HTTP protocol. This was long before AOL offered it.

I’m still late to the game. You old timers.


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nateslu1
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quote:

How else were they gonna drop Hillary’s grandmother’s emails in the ocean?




sqerty
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I bet the stewardesses weren't allowed to touch it.


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Scruffy
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The first computer Scruffy ever bought came with a free 15MB flash drive.

Thought it was the coolest thing ever.

Could save some photos downloaded off limewire.


sqerty
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This thread


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PacoPicopiedra
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In the early 80's my dad had one of these "portable" Osborne 1 computers as his work computer. 64K of RAM, a 5 inch screen, and a dial up modem phone cradle (acoustic coupler, like in the old WarGames movie) as an accessory. He'd bring it home and hook up to the local bulletin board system which was kind of like an early form of the internet. Being a kid at that time, I thought it was amazing.



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