SemiAccurate Forums  

 
Go Back   SemiAccurate Forums > Main Category > Misc Technology

Misc Technology Other technology related discussions

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 06-12-2010, 02:10 PM
The Crouch The Crouch is offline
640k who needs more?
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Posts: 807
The Crouch is on a distinguished road
Default 20 Companies And Products We Remember Fondly

Kevin over at Tom's have taken a stroll down memory lane. At least to be, it brought on quite a few smiles and plenty of fond memories

Thought I could share two of those with you. I'm sure you guys have tons of similar stories, but nevertheless...

At the University during a CAD lesson (this was during the 286-era), one of my classmates came to my desk and asked me if I could come over to the computer where he sat. He was quite distressed since he couldn't get his model to load and was afraid he had lost all his previous work. Of course I said yes and we got to his desk where he sat down, took his folded up 5 1/4 inch floppy out of the back pocket of his jeans, promptly pushed it into the diskdrive and said "OK... now, see here..."

Second "incident" was a couple years later as I again found myself at school writing a report for a class assignment when I heard some sounds clearly showing irritation, followed by the caracteristic sound of someone believing use of force might actually convince an unwilling computer to do what is asked. I looked up to the desk in front and asked what was up and got the reply that there was something wrong with the disk drive (the 3" kind). I asked how so, and he said the disk wouldn't insert, and then showed me by again trying to shove the disk in with force. By now I was smiling quite wide, since he had the disk turned with the metal slider outside, but just told him he needed to turn the disk around, to which he slightly embarrased said "oh..", and promptly flipped the disk upside down and tried again...
Reply With Quote
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SemiAccurate is a division of Stone Arch Networking Services, Inc. Copyright 2009 Stone Arch Networking Services, Inc, all rights reserved.