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To: Outlaw Woman
ahhh you must be young.

You would be quite wrong,

I clearly remember the ad. I was maybe 25, working 40+ and going to school at night and had been taking computer/math classes. I did not watch TV much, if at all during that time. Distorted my viewpoint evidently. My early true computer work was Fortran programming classes on an IBM 360, punch card and all. Had nothing to do with the PC's for quite a few years. And then, on a HP-85 using HP-Basic for engineering stuff, (hardly a "PC", no cute litle icons, had to know what to type. Yikes, no mouse!!!)

Stuff like synthesizing Klophenstien impedance tapers using numerical codes. Not close to a PC of course, you actually did need to write some code, and use the keyboard. I did not like those toasters at all at first glance, too effete. Ended up with a Panasonic luggable for PC stuff, great introduction to real work in Autocad, Fortran 77, and stuff. Had to shut it down manually, the horror! Thought the Mac things were childish (after working with DOS) with the little cartoon characters (icons, lol) waving at you from the screen, but now...well what would we do without our little icons...So, not much has really changed, other than the possible dumbing down of the DOS world?? Luckily, the stupic balloons and icons can be squelched in Windoze, but a PITA that you should have to "de-Mac" the damn OS to begin with.

The humans sitting in the audience...are obama voters LMAO!

Perfect, my thoughts perzactly: Hmmmmm, Mmmmmm, Mmmmmm...............if it were re-made today....all would have one of those inapkins against their ears, earphones pumping in grunge rock on the other from one of those idiotpad thingees.........

30 posted on 10/08/2011 10:22:36 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69

Ahhh...I see. Well it only aired during the Super Bowl...I was a former football fanatic before the thugs took it over.

I do wish that I had taken programming classes back then but alas I was going after a business degree and at that time, only Introduction to computers was a required course...for the degree.

Yep...we are in full agreement then..mmmm mmmmm MMMMM Obama voters


31 posted on 10/08/2011 11:02:15 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Do the Research for pete's sake and stop flaming out at Headlines)
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