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    Default Re: Anyone ever use a 300/1200 baud modem using 5 1/4" floppies

    gentlemen.. we are dating ourselves pretty badly here...

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    Default Re: Anyone ever use a 300/1200 baud modem using 5 1/4" floppies

    I forgot all about the "cassette" hard drives...I'm pretty sure I had one for my C64 in 1982/3.

    I definitely remember typing in code from the magazines...and typing in dos stuff after class to write stuff.
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    Default Re: Anyone ever use a 300/1200 baud modem using 5 1/4" floppies

    "Zork", anyone?
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    Default Re: Anyone ever use a 300/1200 baud modem using 5 1/4" floppies

    anyone remember eliza the conversational logic program?

    ahh.. code from books and mags...

    it was in basic.. i remember hand typing that huge monster in and running it on something small and old. might have been a c64.. maybee.... was big.. lots of typing...

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    Default Re: Anyone ever use a 300/1200 baud modem using 5 1/4" floppies

    here's a link to a wiki article on eliza in case anyone has trouble remembering it.

    66.. cripes.. i didn't know it was that old. ok.. guess it wasn't a commie that i typed it in on then..

    ELIZA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Default Re: Anyone ever use a 300/1200 baud modem using 5 1/4" floppies

    Don't remember that one. But typed a ton of shiiite into the C64. That's the main reason I can type.
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    Our "computer lab" in HS consisted of 2 Commodore Pet's with cassette tape drives. I wish I had taken up programming back then. Only the super-geeks did that. Now I'm a greasy tractor mechanic, lol. Sometime after I got out of HS my dad bought an Apple IIe I think it cost $2500. I was the only one that could do anything with it though it wasn't much.

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    Default Re: Anyone ever use a 300/1200 baud modem using 5 1/4" floppies

    Most all you guys were into it before me, My 1st machine I bought was a Packard Bell with a Pentium 75MHz CPU, 3-1/2" floppy & a 64meg hard drive. I later added a 2nd hard drive to bring it up to 1.2gig .

    I started in Jr high on Apple a and was first guy in our class to power up the brand new Apple IIs. One of the guys in my class worked for NASA Glenn & helped design parts of the Space Shuttle. A REAL rocket scientist I was over there & his dad had a IBM at the the time with tape drives & dual floppy drives.

    I never found a use for the Apple pcs & decided to go into autobody repair & FFA where field trips were more fun

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    Default Re: Anyone ever use a 300/1200 baud modem using 5 1/4" floppies

    I just missed the punch card generation.
    But, mom used to bring them home to use as scratch paper

    My highschool used to have a teletype computer connected to a mainframe somewhere.

    I did quite a bit of work on the 300 baud modem. It really wasn't that bad. It would type about the same speed as my dot matrix printer, or a bit faster than I could type. Text only, of course.

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    Default Re: Anyone ever use a 300/1200 baud modem using 5 1/4" floppies

    I recall using a 4800 baud modem to get on a text based "internet" and all the addresses were "gopher", in the late 80's.

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