DTP


 
Lively discussions on the graphic arts and publishing — in print or on the web


Go Back   Desktop Publishing Forum > General Discussions > Hardware & Gadgets

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-06-2010, 11:18 AM   #1
ktinkel
Founding Sysop
 
ktinkel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: In Connecticut, on the Housatonic River near its mouth at Long Island Sound.
Posts: 11,189
Default Remember the (PC) old days?

A collection of ancient ads for computers, what we used to call peripherals, tiny hard drives for enormous sums of money, fancy modems, and more.

   
__________________
[SIZE=2][COLOR=LemonChiffon]::[/COLOR][/SIZE]
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
ktinkel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2010, 02:04 PM   #2
terrie
Staff
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 8,918
Default

Great fun!!! '-}}

Terrie
terrie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2010, 02:08 PM   #3
Gerry Kowarsky
Member
 
Gerry Kowarsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 519
Default

What a nice blast from the past. Thanks!
Gerry Kowarsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2010, 05:51 PM   #4
Howard Allen
Member
 
Howard Allen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 824
Default

Wow. Some of those are hilarious, but it's a sobering reminder of all the money I've spent over the years on stuff that in hindsight seems like pathetic junk.

Did you catch this? Looks like poor old Radio Shack was selling their computers so cheaply that they couldn't afford a copy editor!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	RSad.jpg
Views:	19
Size:	51.3 KB
ID:	1637  

   
__________________
Howard

OSX 10.10.5
Howard Allen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2010, 07:55 PM   #5
terrie
Staff
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 8,918
Default

Quote:
howard: Looks like poor old Radio Shack was selling their computers so cheaply that they couldn't afford a copy editor!
LOL!! I saw that too...remember...they did call it the Trash 80 so perhaps that's one reason...'-}}

Terrie
terrie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2010, 12:29 AM   #6
LoisWakeman
Staff
 
LoisWakeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Uplyme, Devon, England
Posts: 1,402
Default

Well, nostalgia isn't what it used to be!

I wince as I think of the £2K we spent on a tiny external hard drive - probably only about 2Gb.
LoisWakeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2010, 10:38 AM   #7
Franca
Staff
 
Franca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Monterey Bay area, CA
Posts: 2,203
Default

Ah, the old RAM card shuffle days -- 16K, wow! And William Shatner, pre-Priceline.com. LOL! A fine collection of dinosaurs.

   
__________________
..
..Franca

..
Franca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2010, 10:39 AM   #8
Bo Aakerstrom
Member
 
Bo Aakerstrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Derby,UK
Posts: 1,316
Default

Just worked out how much a 2GB memory card would be at $349.50 per MB. Frightening!

   
__________________
www.boaakerstrom.com
Behance Portfolio

Last edited by Bo Aakerstrom; 09-07-2010 at 10:40 AM. Reason: Speling errol
Bo Aakerstrom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2010, 05:05 PM   #9
Hugh Wyn Griffith
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2,431
Default

One of my favorite ads was one I came across not all that long ago on line following a Google search -- it was a 2 page color advert for the Tandy Model 2000 (which was my first step beyond the TRS-80 4P) showing an interview with Bill Gates saying how much his programmers relied on it for its speed etc ...... given that it was not 100% Windows compatible that might explain some of the difficulties we have had with Windows. <g>

It's interesting going through those ads to see that, apart from Hard Drives, $299 - $399 was the sweet-spot in selling computers even back then .... but what a difference in performance .....

   
__________________


Hugh
Hugh Wyn Griffith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2010, 02:51 PM   #10
Hugh Wyn Griffith
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2,431
Default

Just a test to see if this fixes anything.

   
__________________


Hugh
Hugh Wyn Griffith is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Remember Rembrandt? 400 this year! iamback The Corner Pub 4 01-28-2006 05:19 AM
Remember when... imatt General Publishing Topics 11 05-30-2005 12:10 PM
Remember Carousel? (think 1991) ktinkel Print Production & Automation 10 03-11-2005 10:45 AM
Remember Envoy? Robin Springall Print Production & Automation 10 02-21-2005 03:19 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Contents copyright 2004–2014 Desktop Publishing Forum and its members.