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How old/young are you?

View Poll Results: How old/young are you?
Teen or younger 4 1.83%
20-30 49 22.37%
30-40 51 23.29%
40-50 48 21.92%
50-60 42 19.18%
60+ 25 11.42%
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Old 08-31-2002, 04:22 AM
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My first job was at a place that still used reel to reel computer storage. Does that count? That was way back in 92. I can remember the debut of MTV and CNN, 9600 baud modems, Programming on an Apple II, Transformers, Kit the talking car, Max Headroom, The A-Team, Really ugly cabbage patch dolls, Vinyl Records, then there were a few years that I can't remember at all.

I'm 26 now I think.

Emmett
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Old 08-31-2002, 05:34 PM
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I remember using a reel-to-reel audio tape recorder to tape a movie on TV that I really liked and rarely had a chance to see -- at that time, the idea of having a VIDEO recorder seemed like a science fiction dream!
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Old 08-31-2002, 07:15 PM
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I heard that the FCC was going to make it illegal to sell devices made to record (i think it was HDTV) broadcasts.
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Old 09-01-2002, 03:54 AM
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actually I remember when mtv was just a show on tv, instead of a channel...


Who remembers the first video ever played on MTV? no cheating!!
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Old 09-01-2002, 04:13 AM
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"Video killed the radio star" ...and I have no clue who sung it!
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Old 09-01-2002, 04:20 AM
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The Buggles
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Old 09-09-2002, 10:31 AM
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right and right! loved that song - and mexican radio of course.
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Old 02-05-2006, 03:15 PM
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This is what I have always liked about this forum, the wide range in ages. I don't feel like an impostor trying to impersonate a "geek"

My first exposure to computers was with the famous "ping pong" that green phosphorous little ball bouncing from one place to another. I was completely taken by "Invaders" and when I managed to buy a computer, it was a Sinclair --bought it as a birthday present for my eldest daughter really-- but since it was bought one month in advance, I had time to practice with it. Was so proud when I managed to "program" a Xms tree with on and off lights and even "Jingle bells" accompanying it ! Then remember how we suffered when uploading a game from a cassette and listening the scratching noise and watching the coloured lines on the TV monitor crossing our fingers that after all that the game would run OK (my Daughter was 16 and I was 45! )

Then we got a Commodore 64, after that I bought an Epson with 8Mb RAM and a 40Mb HD ! Was I rich !!

So yes, I am 66 since December 22nd. Remember the day WWII ended and seeing the newspapers headlines with the largest type reading Armistice ! I was 5 years old then.

I used to go to the movies with my Mom (she would take me really) and many times when at home used to think how nice it would be to have a small screen where we could watch at home the ones I liked most. hehe

OK time to wake up people and congrats to those who managed to read it all

Great idea Chiquitita !! Regards - Martha
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Old 02-12-2006, 12:10 PM
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Old enough that my first computer was one from Radio Shack, was DOS, my first printer was a daisy wheel, my first scanner cost I think $600 and only scanned in B &W and we used floppy disks.
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:38 PM
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My first computer was an Atari 600XL, 16 KILObytes of RAM baby! And it came with a datasette (translation for youngsters: tape-drive to store data on 90minute audio-tapes)

And to stay on the retouching-topic: The first digital image I saw was a portrait of a girl with an incredible maximum-resolution of 320x200 black and white! Just for info, if you wanted 8 colors you got 160x200 pixels on your screen
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