Providing an outlet for OCD since 2004
Heh. Don't miss punch cards a bit (yes I have used them) and the Iomega was pretty cool when it first came out.
At a place I worked in the early 90's our director went in big on Bernoulli Drives. "The wave of the future!" he'd say. We had 2 decent-sized storage closets full of data stored on these things, each about the size of a really thin paperback book, and each storing up to 20 Megs of data! I just feel for whatever poor sap had to take all the data off those things and put it on a jump drive.P.S. "punch cards", eh Dr. Dick? In my day, we didn't have your fancy punch cards. We kept our data on paper tape, and we loved it! Punch cards were considered the playthings of the devil, and were only used by witches.
Even better than the Zip drive was the Jaz drive. Because when it went belly-up, which it always did eventually, you could lose 1Gb instead of just 100Mb on the Zip.Goodtimes.
I keep all my porn on punch cards.
I keep all my porn on punch cards.I still remember standing in line to use the engineering school's IBM 360 in the mid-`60s, the guy in front of me with literally an armload of punch cards in boxes. When he finally gets his turn, he loads them all into the card reader, and a few minutes later, proudly displays his printout--a recent Playmate centerfold rendered in Xs and Os....The guy's probably working for the SEC now.
the 8 track of memory storage. butbutbut i still have to move data from my OS 9 TO THE OSX.
Punch cards will come in handy when the Communist in the White House™ takes away our electricity to give to the Muslim Brotherhood. I’m not sure how they’d get transcribed but I’m sure that good old American know how and spirit will find a way.
Wow, you're waay out of touch. Iomega makes a Sparq drive with 2GB in each $15 cartridge. You can even get one free in my local landfill.
Finally! I can now lurk around town using my 3.5" floppies as coasters and able levelers. And look like a hipster doing it!!1!
Able Table levelers, that is.
I'm amazed they sold 12 million last year.
Sneaker Net is dead. Nooooes!
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