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The Future Is Alive With Meaning


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#1 SlashinME

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 09:26 PM

Hi everyone,
I am a 56 year old male living in the Maine with my wife. I have been working in electronics since before some of your parents were born. I got my first computer in 1983. It had 16 k of memory and jacked it up to 64k. I started with Basic and actually had a program published. It was a basic program that would self modify itself. The idea never caught on or so I thought but now that I think about it that's what malware does. It would have happened anyway. I moved from DOS to Win3.11 next to operating systems where you click on "start" to stop your computer. Back when I could telnet to the library I imagined a time when you could get books from libraries. Little did I image then that you would be able to talk to the authors and write those books and didn't need libraries. I heard that by the mid 1990s the computer would expand beyond the human mind. We still rule supreme in that field.
Because computers were advancing so fast and in so many directions I couldn't keep up and stopped trying. Now with tech podcasts and crowd sourcing places like this, I am getting passionate about computers again.

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#2 KoanYorel

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 09:41 PM

Welcome to the BC then.

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 09:52 AM

Some of us remember coding using punch cards, and thinking that with 64K memory, the computing world was unlimited. Now our use of computers has so increased and the things we want it to do have become so varied and specialised, that it is impossible to be an expert in every area. We rely on one another, and so form a great internet community.
Welcome to BC!
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John
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