1985........

g4cubed

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

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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!
 
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joecool85

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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
 
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jlewis2k1

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Jan 14, 2005
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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.
 
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GroundLoop

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Mar 21, 2003
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Chappers said:
Gosh - you'll soon be 30.

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

Hickman
 
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dcv

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May 24, 2005
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Brian Hickman said:
Hey now! I will be 30 in February. Ugh, that and I am getting married next year. Goodbye childhood.
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)....
 
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Lyle

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Jun 11, 2003
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saunders45 said:
I just read an interresting article about "new" technology circa 1985. Check it out. Some pretty funny stuff.
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. ;)
 
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Mord

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Aug 24, 2003
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same, well my dad had one three years before i was born --_--
 
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FoxyKaye

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We don’t really know how they think they can take on the Macintosh user interface, though, so don’t be surprised if the little Arizona startup that could, well, can’t.
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.
 
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IJ Reilly

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Jul 16, 2002
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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.
 
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emw

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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:
 
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iindigo

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Jul 22, 2002
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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
 
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kgarner

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Jan 28, 2004
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Brian Hickman said:
Hey now! I will be 30 in February. Ugh, that and I am getting married next year. Goodbye childhood.

Hickman
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).
 
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Blue Velvet

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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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aricher

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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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dmw007

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May 26, 2005
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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:
 
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mojohanna

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Jul 7, 2004
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solvs said:
You guys are making me feel old.

And I'm only 28! :eek:
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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