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2 minutes ago, Rhonda Huntress said:

No "1" key, for example.  You used a lower case L for that.

Oh yeah! I remember that part, too. :D MEMORY LANE DAY!

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49 minutes ago, Xerxes Kingstop said:

My sis had one of those - I think they were popular/afforable/widely available.  I remember being intrigued by the case being a different color on the inside.  I was ... young. 

My Dad had one of these...

Terminal-dec-vt52.jpg

I think they were not popular/affordable/widely available. I remember being intrigued by the control keys being a different color. I was... young(er than the rest of you apparently).

;-).

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47 minutes ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

My Dad had one of these...

Terminal-dec-vt52.jpg

I think they were not popular/affordable/widely available. I remember being intrigued by the control keys being a different color. I was... young(er than the rest of you apparently).

;-).

and I believe that was called a 'portable computer' at the time. hehehehe

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6 minutes ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

Amazing what we forget after so long out of typing class

I remember : 

"Repeat after me: ehh, ess, dee, eff, jay, kay, ell, sem, ehh, ess, dee, eff, jay, kay, ell, sem ...."

That, and the redhead who sat in front of me.  Freckles make me crazy. :) 

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Just now, Xerxes Kingstop said:

and I believe that was called a 'portable computer' at the time. hehehehe

That wasn't even the computer. That's just a terminal. The computer was in a rack the size of a refrigerator. Yet you're right, it was a "minicomputer" and by the standards of the day, it was quite small. I very barely remember that thing. It wasn't until the next one that I really got interested. That was smaller, about the size of a tower PC and it had two terminals. I could chat with Dad in his office while he was in the shop (a few steps away). And so began my life of text chat.

I needn't explain its allure to anyone here.

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3 minutes ago, Rhonda Huntress said:

When I was in high school we used these.

07-notched-sticks-recorded-transactions-670.jpg

Oh the days.

I dug up my senior year book not long ago

 

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Dead-Sea-Scrolls.jpg

 

 

 

Those are yours? They don't look petrified.

Fake tally stick!

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5 minutes ago, Rhonda Huntress said:

When I was in high school we used these.

07-notched-sticks-recorded-transactions-670.jpg

Oh the days.

 

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Hokey cell towers and ancient electrons are no match for a good notched stick at your side, kid.

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Clover is out of town this weekend.  I know I'm supposed to feel sappy for missing her ... but I am thinking it would be funny to move in SL.  We have a Linden home we use

Oh!  Better yet, completely redo the house so it looks like someone else lives there now.  With a security orb that keeps sending her home ... which is at the Linden home. :)

 

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2 hours ago, Rhonda Huntress said:

Clover is out of town this weekend.  I know I'm supposed to feel sappy for missing her ... but I am thinking it would be funny to move in SL.  We have a Linden home we use

Oh!  Better yet, completely redo the house so it looks like someone else lives there now.  With a security orb that keeps sending her home ... which is at the Linden home. :)

 

plus a brand new alt to be parked on a poseball there somewhere? Maybe two!  The sort of poseball for which most people prefer privacy of course.  Plus, I'd make the delay on the security orb rather long so that she has time to take in the scene.  No advanced warning popups, though. 

Am I helping here?

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2 hours ago, Parhelion Palou said:

One fifth, two fifth, red fifth, blue fifth -- into Dr. Seuss?

Correction: Dr. Seuth. 

Thooth? 

:)

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On 5/18/2017 at 1:13 PM, Rhonda Huntress said:

And now the age test:

  • Millennials: What's that boxy thing she's pushing?
  • Gen X: lol, she's acting like it's a typewriter.
  • Boomers: The carriage return goes the other way.

 

As you type, the typewriter moves in the opposite direction as seen in the gif, but - what she did is what you would do if you want to continue typing.

Unless I'm not seeing the gif correctly, which is possible, since my eyes are bad and stuff.

 

ETA: oh, oops, you guys already moved past that.

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On 5/18/2017 at 5:40 PM, Xerxes Kingstop said:

I remember : 

"Repeat after me: ehh, ess, dee, eff, jay, kay, ell, sem, ehh, ess, dee, eff, jay, kay, ell, sem ...."

That, and the redhead who sat in front of me.  Freckles make me crazy. :) 

/me runs out to buy some freckles.

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