1985........

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  1. saunders45 macrumors 6502a

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  2. g4cubed macrumors 6502a

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    Boy that brings back memories. I'm familiar with a few of those items.
     
  3. cyanide macrumors regular

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    i was new technology in 1985. almost missed it thought, 12/27/85. i would have been born on christmas, but the doctor was on vacation!
     
  4. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    I'm also from 1985. Boy, I miss my Apple ][e now. Or actually, I guess it's pronounced Apple //e. Whatever. LONG LIVE THE APPLE 2E! IT R0X0RS!!111!1!!1111!1
     
  5. solvs macrumors 603

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    You guys are making me feel old.

    And I'm only 28! :eek:
     
  6. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    Gosh - you'll soon be 30.
     
  7. jlewis2k1 macrumors 6502a

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    hmm the only thing i probably could remember is me coming into the world :) i dont think its possible to remember when you first come out of your mummy.
     
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    This technology was around before I was even born (6/12/1986) :eek: ;)
     
  9. .:*Robot Boy*:. macrumors 6502

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    Grrr, I can't seem to load the engadget link:

    *sigh* I wonder why :rolleyes: :mad:
     
  10. GroundLoop macrumors 68000

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    Hey now! I will be 30 in February. Ugh, that and I am getting married next year. Goodbye childhood.

    Hickman
     
  11. dcv macrumors G3

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    LOL take it from me... as someone who was absolutely dreading it (earlier this year) - it's not that bad! :)

    Ahh that article takes me back. Around 1985 I had an Amstrad PC (CPC 6128 or something)....
     
  12. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    Thanks, saunders45! I was fifteen years old in 1985, so I remember a lot of those gadgets. I don't believe that I owned any of those, but I've certainly had my hands on several of them. I especially liked the "Tapecasts" section, about a third of a way down the page -- very clever. ;)
     
  13. Mord macrumors G4

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    same, well my dad had one three years before i was born --_--
     
  14. FoxyKaye macrumors 68000

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    If only that were true...

    You know, the flat-panel computer mockup looks startlingly similar to today's iMac G5.

    Boom-boxes with turntables, dreams of a 200MHz computer, the first NES, and CD-ROMS in cartridges... Those were pretty much the 80s. Good times...

    Though I can't imagine how an 11-pound cell phone would fit in my purse.
     
  15. MacRohde macrumors regular

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    Oh man this makes me feel so nostalgic. I'm from '76 so I remember 85. Oh boy...I fell like such an old crapper.
     
  16. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Keep your eyes out for these items at your local thrift stores. Each and every one is a potential future collectible. Some probably already are. I'm already unhappy that I let my original Mac get out of my hands.
     
  17. emw macrumors G4

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    I was still in High School in '85, but I used or owned a few things on that list. Ah, the Commodore 128 - I wanted one, but couldn't afford it. "Luckily" a friend of mine was able to get it and I used it. Man I was a geek.

    That and the Discman - I got the later version in '87, but it was essentially the same as the one shown. I don't think I still have it around, but I'll have to look for it.

    And I love how the Fuji camera captures 640x480 images in the "new" JPEG format onto "expensive" 3-1/2 inch floppies!

    Awesome link!

    Oh, and I actually remember using a BBS to exchange stuff/chat with others. :eek:
     
  18. iindigo macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that issue of engadget is older than I am (I was born in 1989)... I find the bit about the flat-panel computer being impossible and all quite funny seeing as I'm using one right now :p
     
  19. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    Small world. I'll be 30 in February too. I already bid a fond farewell to my childhood however. I had to when I got a child of my own (up to two now).
     
  20. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    In twenty years time, there'll be a similar thread here or elsewhere to nostalgically look back at those kick-arse G5s, awesome Apple displays, incredible iPods and cute little cell-phones...
     
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    Being the son of an old IBM-er and a telecom mover-shaker we had many of those old gadgets. The NTT Shoulder Phone, Apple Laserwriter, The GammaFax, etc. Next time I'm at my Dad's house I'm going to have to raid his basement storage and see what is still floating around. I fear much of it went to Goodwill long ago.

    Oh yeah, to all those age-ists out there, life really takes off after 30. Take it from me. I'm nearly 35 (November) and am in the best mental and physical shape of my life. It's a beautiful thing growing older while keeping a younger perspective.
     
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    I am sure glad that today's cellular phones don't weigh as much as those in the article did. A 11-pound cell phone is not by any means "portable"! :eek:
     
  23. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Heh. I remember when we put up a BBS for our prepress department. We thought we were so SOTA. And we were. :p
     
  24. mojohanna macrumors 6502a

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    You feel old? This stuff was in my house in 85. I was 15. I had a Mac Plus 512 in college.
    Think about it. There is probably more computing power in an iPod than in the first Macs!!!
     

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