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2 minutes ago, Ruggerxi said:

Very interesting, with inflation that $4,000 is probably close to $10,000

What does the next 40 years bring........ I'm scared 

Don't worry - your next computer will be contained in your apple watch - will only cost you to give up >XI<

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people will loose interest for the cost and when find out there is no free speach and black out the spamming scammers  

r/pcmasterrace - Chrome:hold my tabs...

bill gates said in 1981 

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12 hours ago, Ruggerxi said:

Very interesting, with inflation that $4,000 is probably close to $10,000

What does the next 40 years bring........ I'm scared 

https://www.in2013dollars.com/us/inflation/1979

$1 today is equivalent to $.27 in 1979 so $4k from 1979 would be close to $15k!

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12 hours ago, TBB said:

Don't worry - your next computer will be contained in your apple watch - will only cost you to give up >XI<

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/4/29/11541614/apple-watch-running-windows-95-video

 

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No Apple here, but I still have my old Amstrad CPC 464 (1984) on which I learned my alphabet (hopefully not in the same order as the one of the keyboard), stored in my office, along with my Amiga 500 (1987) on which I spend more time than in my bed during my teenage years. (broke 7-8 joysticks on Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe)

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17 hours ago, Ruggerxi said:

Very interesting, with inflation that $4,000 is probably close to $10,000

What does the next 40 years bring........ I'm scared 

Do you remember cost of the first microwaves or first video recorderVHS....seem like all tech stuff were much expansive then..

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32 minutes ago, SGTSmeg said:

Raise your hand if you ever used one of these?  I started my IT career using them....

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Key punch cards when i was to college in electronics ,  computer programs were running this piles of card incredible..

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2 hours ago, major-mark63 said:

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This was the first video game console i played when teen ..COLECOVISION

Nice!  This one was mine;

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Like @YACCster I had pong but my first dabble into computing was .....

 

 

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I was Lucky my parents bought these for me but hell my calculator has more processing power now 😂

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9 hours ago, major-mark63 said:

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This was the first video game console i played when teen ..COLECOVISION

i had Intelivision 

Image 1 - Intellivision Console With Games And Guides

 

shame all this old stuff ended up in the land fill, imagine the weight of that today compare to the price ? .......where wall-E to clean up 

Does Intellivision still exist?

But the pandemic disrupted those plans, Intellivision had to postpone its launch date until April. Then Tallarico further delayed it to October, and now it has been rescheduled again. In the meantime, Tallarico said the company has grown to more than 60 employees and he said the games are turning out to be fun.Aug. 9, 2021

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11 hours ago, SGTSmeg said:

Raise your hand if you ever used one of these?  I started my IT career using them....

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We did some cobol coding in our business class on Punch Cards just because, it gave me good perspective.

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2 hours ago, YACCster said:

We did some cobol coding in our business class on Punch Cards just because, it gave me good perspective.

I did Cobol, Fortran and Assembler with card punch.

Did you ever drop a deck?  Talk about SUCK!

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Hell were all you punks rich? I had 5 siblings we were poor but didn’t know it because everyone was poor lol. I was born in 1957. 
All the kids in the neighborhood (not HOOD like the gangsters <GANGBANGERS> of today) would get together in the fall to play football. No one could afford a football so we used a bleach bottle, true story. 
When I was in grade 11 taking electrical training the teachers used slide rules and we used trig tables. After a trade show one of our teachers showed us a pocket calculator he bought, I think it was like $80 and was able to add, multiply subtract band divide. My how times have changed. 

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