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  •  I'm surprised you didn't get... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...the DSDD floppies. We were lucky in that all of our original 5150's came with them. Of course, only one came with a 20 MB hard drive originally, but then we got 20 MB HardCards for the other 2. We got 9 years of use out of those old machines.

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 09:32:12 AM PDT

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    •  We started with zero hard drives. And half our... (2+ / 0-)
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      ...first six machines had only a single drive slot. And they cost a fortune to do 1% of what your watch can do now.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 09:39:20 AM PDT

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      •  Too true... (0+ / 0-)
        And they cost a fortune to do 1% of what your watch can do now.
        We've come quite a ways, and yet there's a lot of excess "stuff" that crowds computers these days.

        Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

        by JeffW on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 02:15:15 PM PDT

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