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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says Yahweh Sabaoth" Zach 4:6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dio di Signore, nella Sua volontà è nostra pace!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin 1759

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Technology is Wonderful. . . .

when it works.

The last 2 days have been a royal pain at worek as the internet service provider has been having all kinds of technical problems on their side. & with this being the last week of classes & finals next week, it has definitely left a few unhappy.

I say this because it seems like only 25 years ago I was selling Commodore VIC 20s with 2k RAM. When the 64 came out, WOW! I ran a section on a community BB with my VIC 20, a cassette tape drive for storing programs & a phone modem that plugged into the phone after you dialed the number. The BB was run by a 64 with 2 floppy disk drives.

OK, not quite the "stone knives and bear skins" that Spock attempted to make a "mnemonic memory circuit" with in The City on the Edge of Forever, but not as bad as the punch cards we had to use when I was in college either.




3 Comments:

  • At 7/12/10 3:02 PM , Blogger Teresa said...

    Technology can be a pain when it doesn't work properly, as you have noticed. Sorry to hear of your technological troubles. Hopefully technology will improve further and these types of hang-ups will be prevented in the future.

    Great scene!

     
  • At 7/12/10 3:44 PM , Blogger Patrick Button said...

    Not to mention the Vulcan death grip.

     
  • At 7/12/10 7:49 PM , Blogger Al said...

    Patrick : OK I won't. :)

    Teresa: Not so much mine as the students. As for the future, remember, Murphy was an optimist.

     

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