Better NOT either Tully...Can see a case of Lead Poisoning by doing that. Even though actual lead poisoning is when it gets into your blood stream, BUT the conversed vapors that are within that cave will cause it to go through your lungs. REMEMBER not to listen to the people that read my reply and cheer you on to go into that cave. LoL
I started this thread for people to post their memories and stories that I found surfing. Here's Microsoft's history from 1975 - 2005. Very interesting facts.
microsoft's timeline from 1975 - 1990 (1991 - 2005 linked on bottom of page)
There's a film called Pirates of Silicon Valley that basically follows apple and Microsoft's development in a historical fiction type of perspective. It's a pretty decent film, but after reading this, it basically makes apple better as it seems to tout the company as being really first in everything whereas Microsoft was first in everything from the GUI, to software, to PocketPCs, to notebooks, to massive worth, even first to work on and release a tablet PC and a Microsoft Shop online!
Gee, it's like apple stole (as they say great artists steal) pages out of Microsoft's business plans and designed into white, black, silver and undertones of blue....
I remember using a Zenith Supersport x286 PC on a Banyan Vines LAN/WAN, running Windows 3.11 and Trumpet TCP/IP Winsock, calling in artillery to support my unit during Desert Shield and Desert Strom, way back in 1990 and 1991. I was a USN Hospital Corpsman in the 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group (FSSG). We had a Banyan Vines server, running on a "high end" Zenith '386-based PC with a parallel port ongle on the back. We ran coaxial cable to each PC and the laptops had an external expansion unit that held the full length network card. I had a KG84 data encryption device that scrambled/descrambled all incoming and outgoing voice and data communications. This was when IT was really 1st used in such a mission-critical manner that I'm aware of... Interesting memories...
Well, I was in High School and started on punch cards to produce reports. YUCK!! Then I went onto an HP2000E and learned Time Share Basic. Went to college and learned various languages, Assembler, Pascal, FORTRAN, and COBOL.
I remember my 1st hard drive, a Seagate full height SCSI 20MB hard drive that cost $600! My 1st "real" modem was a USRobotics HST Dual Standard 56k modem that my friend gave me. At the time, they sold for almost $1000. My 1st PC was an Apple IIC and my 2nd PC was an IBM Model 5150 with 16k of RAM, dual floppies and a Hercuules Graphics Adapter to produce grayscale graphics on a monochrome monitor.
I was up in the nether reaches of my attic the other day.
I found the following: All 5 1/4" Floppy.
Version 3.00 of Microsoft Windows (Graphical Environment)
Internet Explorer Version 4.0
PC-Dos Version 1.1
MS-DOS Ver 4.01
Bit Com Ver 3.04 1988 (early Internet Brpwser)
VisaCalc spread sheet before MS
Scrplus berfore MS Word.
These were all used on a Tandy Radio Shack TRS80 Computer.
I didn't get to the far wall either!
(the oldest member)
I remember the day John Kennedy was killed (I was three), the day the astronauts walked on the moon, the 1st song I remember was "So Happy Together" by the Turtles...