Post something people born after year 2000 wont understand

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Post something people born after year 2000 wont understand

Post by DrF » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:46 am

Inspired by this :

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... stand.html

What you got lying about, that would be hard to explain to a person born after the year 2000?

I had to explain how a VHS video tape worked a few weeks ago to a 12 year old... that was difficult :p
I also had the task trying to explain why Sinclair Spectrum games were not in HD.

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Re: Post something people born after year 2000 wont understand

Post by exxos » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:09 am

Yeah pencil and cassette tapes.. all this will be forgotten over time.. like we forgot how to build the great pyramids :lol:
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Re: Post something people born after year 2000 wont understand

Post by IngoQ » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:56 am

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Where this icon comes from :)
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Post by exxos » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:14 pm

IngoQ wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:56 am
Where this icon comes from :)
I remember the "joke" where some kid asked why disks are shaped like the save icon :lol:
4MB STFM 1.44 FD- VELOCE+ 020 STE - 4MB STE 32MHz - STFM 16MHz - STM - MEGA ST - Falcon 030 CT60 - Atari 2600 - Atari 7800 - Gigafile - SD Floppy Emulator - PeST - HxC - CosmosEx - Ultrasatan - various clutter

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Re: Post something people born after year 2000 wont understand

Post by Atari74user » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:04 pm

'In my humble opinion', and in fact any sentence that now has become a ridiculous text speak acronym. Sentences are not acronyms! Now that is a sign of me getting older! :lol:

I remember seeing this 80s nostalgia poster years ago, the article kind of reminded me of this, it is really well written, but you would have to be British for this one: http://andyjohnscreative.com/work/cadbu ... m-the-80s/
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Post by stephen_usher » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:47 pm

A ringing telephone.
Intro retro computers since before they were retro...
ZX81->Spectrum->Memotech MTX->Sinclair QL->520STM->BBC Micro->TT030->PCs & Sun Workstations.
Added code to the MiNT kernel (still there the last time I checked) + put together MiNTOS.
Collection now with added Macs, Amigas, Suns and Acorns.

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Post by rubber_jonnie » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:33 pm

They were called floppy disks for a reason, and weren't always 3.5 inches!
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Atari 520ST (1Meg) + Gotek, 1040STFM + Vortex ATOnce + Gotek, 1040STF long button floppy, 4160 STE with Gotek and ROM switcher, 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher and CosmosEx, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
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Post by rpineau » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:25 am

Hard drive :
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Re: Post something people born after year 2000 wont understand

Post by atari030 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:00 am

Jimi Hendrix. I remember a work placement kid who didn't know who Jimi Hendrix was. I was stunned.

My kids are 1999 and 2002, the know Atari's, records, tapes, 57' Strats, William Shatner and Action Man, all the good stuff.

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Re: Post something people born after year 2000 wont understand

Post by Maeke » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:10 pm

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