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emdeesee
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What did computing look like in 1982?

on Thursday, October, 04, 2012 12:20 PM
This is only tangentially related, so I decided to slip it in over here in "Other Sectors", though I was tempted to put it in "General Discussion".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc4ROCJYbm0

This is an video of importance in the history of computer science. It happens to have been produced in 1982, the same year as , and comparing them is kind of fascinating. (This video is just kind of fascinating in its own right. To me, anyway... ) Also, it's about Bell Lab's Unix OS, a direct ancestor of Linux (and Flynn - I mean Encom OS 12), which has recently been discussed in other threads here.order abortion pill abortion pill buy online where to buy abortion pillwhere to buy abortion pills online order abortion pill buy abortion pills onlinepill for abortion online abortion pill order abortion pillabortion pills abortion pill abortion pills onlineonline purchase abortion pill read abortion pill online purchase

What do you call a program who brings a disc to a light cycle battle? Derezzed.
 
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RE: What did computing look like in 1982?

on Saturday, October, 06, 2012 6:34 PM
In 1982 it didn't look like much of anything bc by then no one in the general public had ever sat in front of a computer. My jr. high yearbook and even my high school one in 1987 was laid out by hand and involved no computers at all. But to answer your question, ALL screens were green phosphor, no graphics whatsoever, and they had the screen built into the rest of the box, like a very primitive iMac. Up until then nerds were social outcasts but as the rise of the machines took place, suddenly they were the people who knew ow to operate these new things that were running our lives, and frankly they were suddenly to be feared since no one knew just what computers could and would do yet these geeks were in charge of them. Society went from making fun of nerds to kissing their asses. It pretty much remains the same today. Oh, and almost no computers were ever connected to others back then. That was EXTREMELY rare.

I remember seeing an article on how Tron was produced in some magazine and it showed two guys sitting in front of a computer with a crude wire frame of a recognizer on it, and the text said they were sending data to others working on the movie through a special device. That special device was one of those modems that you had to actually set the phone receiver on, sitting right next to the computer. where to buy abortion pills online an abortion pill buy abortion pills onlineonline purchase abortion pill read abortion pill online purchase


 
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