The difference 25 years makes

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The difference 25 years makes

Postby Milord » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:16 am

I had a portable suitcase from Compaq. (30 yrs ago) I think 8086, 2 floppies, 6" Amber CRT, 64k

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Re: The difference 25 years makes

Postby General Mackevili » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:19 pm

I can't believe the stuff I was using 15 years ago. A whole new world, especially considering mobile devices!
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Re: The difference 25 years makes

Postby flying chicken » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:30 pm

Rick Harrison from Pawn Star might be interested in this archaic stuff.
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Re: The difference 25 years makes

Postby chuangt2u » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:18 pm

I've a circa 2001 Evesham Voyager 5000 laptop sitting in a box in Toul Kork. Massive 3gb hdd and 32mb ram - runs DSL very well, but needs a re-install of windows 98. Bloody good screen for the time.

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Re: The difference 25 years makes

Postby Joon » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:02 pm

Touchscreen being mainstream in the West world is still sci-fi to me.
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Re: The difference 25 years makes

Postby thePeck » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:10 pm

Technology has been making strides by leaps and bounds in the last 80 years, only going to be more. But what I can't see is how, we've got them pretty small already and speeds are about max with current technology. I wonder what the next new innovation will be.
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Re: The difference 25 years makes

Postby Kuroneko » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:15 pm

This was my first laptop 1989 I think. A mere seven and a half kilo with a 12 hour lead acid battery :D
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Re: The difference 25 years makes

Postby StroppyChops » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:36 pm

chuangt2u wrote:I've a circa 2001 Evesham Voyager 5000 laptop sitting in a box in Toul Kork. Massive 3gb hdd and 32mb ram - runs DSL very well, but needs a re-install of windows 98. Bloody good screen for the time.

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Re: The difference 25 years makes

Postby General Mackevili » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:57 pm

thePeck wrote: I wonder what the next new innovation will be.
Kuroneko wrote:... a 12 hour lead acid battery :D
This.

Batteries that actually last. I hope that's next.

A buddy of mine who has an iPhone recently got an Android device too.

He was shocked. The iPhone that he'd barely touched was almost dead, while the Android phone still had about half the juice left.

The kicker is that he'd barely even used the iPhone, but had been messing around the the Android all day.

They need to improve batteries before they take it any further.
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Re: The difference 25 years makes

Postby FreeSocrates! » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:03 am

I've actually come to have a love/hate relationship with mobile.

Gone back to the Desktop for work and been way more productive.

24" inch monitor and keyboard the size of my hands.

I only use my phone for messaging and talking on it, 99% of the time.
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