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Primitive Internet Report

Discussion in 'The Movie and Television Lounge' started by ramses, 21 Jan 2014.

  1. ramses

    ramses Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    31 Jan 2012
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    A KRON reporter does a segment on the early days of the internet. While it is easy to smirk because the reporter is so dismissive of the internet, the lengths the newspapers went to at the time shows the amount of foresight and dedication the early players had. I am not sure that reporters are cut from the same cloth....

  2. gungchang

    gungchang Well-Known Member

    16 Oct 2011
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    I remember very well reading Doonesbury and having know no idea of what "the web" was.

    I remember when newscasters first began adding web addresses.

    And I remember what an ordeal I had just getting onlne for the first time. It began in Thailand, was frustrated in California, and finally happened in Korea. I still remember what I thought .jpg stood for. This first exposure was on Windows 98 running Internet Explorer in Korean. My previous experience had been with DOS v.2.11.

    My first computer was an Atari 800XL. Does anybody pre-date that?
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  3. luibkk

    luibkk Well-Known Member

    8 Jul 2012
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    Commodore C64. Must have been about the same time. At first, programs were stored on tape cassettes, later on a floppy drive.
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  4. Gor Blimey Guvnur!

    Gor Blimey Guvnur! What the duck ! Staff Member

    19 Oct 2011
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    Yup. My first computer was a whacking best part of 200 quid in 1982 ! A Dragon 32 .... for you youngsters not 32 GB ...not 32 MB ..... 32 KB ....yup the whole thing lol.

    The mind boggles when you see the advancement of computers over the last 32 years (damn I'm getting old).

    However, this was a great comp to have and you had to learn to program ...all too damned lazy nowadays LOL.

    BTW: The Dragon 32 is in my mom and dad's loft in the UK .... any takers ? lol
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