Do you have any nostalgia about the days when computers were big and slow? Now the size, appearance and speed of first computers seem to be lame but it was not always the case!
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Ahh the firm deep clunk of the TRS-80 keyboard.
I feel all warm and fuzzy.
Life was good before some twit invented keyboards that rattled.
We have come a very long way since then, Wonder what people in 25 years would say about the rigs that are sitting on desks now?
wow, the good ol’ days of hooking up your 13″ tv to a computer to play games. Shades of green too.. no color.
Oh jeez – every time i see these sort of pics I just laugh!
Were these taken for some kind of Compute Science calendar? Fourth pic down especially.
@Jason: The pictures are from google images, funtasticus.com is a splog…
The 11th picture is hilarious. She looks as if she’s flirting with the guy holding that huge old computer. “Yeah, I got this computer here, it can print out stuff you know.” While it seems she’s holding some jumbo cassette player.
Who knew that bulky electronics got you girls?
Amazing pictures, they look like they were taking in the 60s and 70s respectively.
I’m old enough to remember a lot of this hardware. And my kids know to cover their ears when I begin telling tales of playing blackjack with the school’s mainframe in 1976.
Steven… that cassette player, though it might have been for music, might have been for data also, as in those days, instead of diskette or (good Lord!), usb flash drives… you could use a certain tipe of tape recorder to store your data.
Looks like the computer is the new social?
Hey quit making fun of my childhood you whipper snappers! Seriously, I almost got a TRS-80 way back when. I’m glad I waited because the Commodore VIC-20 proved to be much more fun! Oh how we cherished those 5,000 or so bytes of RAM!
“wow, the good ol’ days of hooking up your 13″ tv to a computer to play games. Shades of green too.. no color.” Any system hooked up to a TV would not be shades of green. You’re thinking of the old computer monitors that were either green or amber monochrome displays.
Hahaha! The computing world is now constantly reminded of those days of SLOW computers by the introduction of Windows Vista….
yeah, nice pics
I still have 2 trs-80, and a printer… and now i have a macbook
Teach your mutant children the joys of destruction and telepathy. Get laid. Oh what we believed computers would do for us.
we have to keep the pictures from today to publish them in 20 years
Oh how far w’ve come and yet its fun to go back and look at the stuff I first started on.
Looks like my museum, justy a little older lol
> you could use a certain tipe of tape recorder to store your data. – Rafa
That’s true. They were called ‘datasettes.’ But I waited and bought the Commodore 1541 when it first came out… 170 kb of true random access storage on a 5.25 disk, w00t! Do you know how many manually-typed-in programs that will hold? Dude, you’ll never have to buy storage again! lol
Got the 300 baud modem cassette too, so I could rule the BBSes. Woohoo!
Is it just me or some of them look photoshopped or modified in some way? The 14th picture has some weird patterns on the blackboard on the right and the next one has the same thing on the right side of the carpet. The table leg looks weird also.
The woman in the first pic is hot.
@Jon: Yeah, looks photoshopped, most probably because these pic’s were used as ads and somebody took their time to remove the logos and brands of them.
Ah.. I remember my good old Pegasus (or ‘NES’ as it was called in the U.S.) hooked up to my tv, playing Mario Bros, Pinball, Contra or Tank City on and on.. exchanging catridges with friends.. those were the days..
Many of those pictures are from http://oldcomputers.net
The 9th pic is the fist pron
No black people…?
I am insulted
haha this pic: http://img.funtasticus.com/2007/nov/computer_era16112007/computer%20era011.jpg is the best She – books (traditionalist), he – computer (spanner)
Hmm, that’s what is wrong with today’s workplace: not enough beehive hairdos.
Which is more scary, the hairstyles, the clothes or the old computers.
Never mind….the scariest part is that I remember using some of the featured machines!!
Does anyone else think those kids in picture 13 are extra creepy?
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i remember that the first joysticks were broken very fast need always to be repaired.
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Wow! Those images are fantastic! They portray the old computers and also the way as the people got dressed. : -) An image is better than the other! I liked the webiste a lot! Congratulations to the desenvolvedor and the producer of that site! At so long.
Check out my first computer, back in 1966. It had 32 K of memory in 4 x 8 k modules. Those are the cabinets you cannot see. I am working on the console, and the thing could only do one job at a time. http://barrie.fremont.ca.us/A_Computer_History/mini-1966_NCR-315_MNB.jpg
do your black or blind HExtus
the female “extra creepy kid” in pic #13 has a brown sideburn. wtf?
that last girl has nice stripper clear heels
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You happy ignorant poeople… Anybody remembering URAL2 of USSR???
Hey that picture coming out of the plotter – could that be the start of computer porn?
Wow, brings me back to the old days. My first computer was a TRS-80 model 1, 4K. I was 15 years old, I thought I was supper cool, typing in my BASIC programs from Byte magazine. I still own a TRS-80 model 1 level 1, 4K and a CoCo 2. They were really the fun days, filled with awe, wonder and expectations of the future. In the computer world, the future did not disappoint. BTW anyone have a original black TRS-80 cassette player for sale?. Email me at [email protected]
Yeah, laugh. When in 15 years there are pictures of you with your 12′ PowerBook circulating, you will do your best to keep these offline.
15 years for a PowerBook to be classic, I think not. Have you not learned anything from the past. No, it will be much sooner then that. For instance, VHS reigned for what 30 years, The DVD, what 10 years old and is on it’s way out for the HD DVD/Blue ray, How long will HD/BR last?..5 years.. Things are a changing my friend, best get with it.
BTW, I did get the point of your post, I just chose to ignore it
Funny, it seems no one noticed picture #1 and #8 are the same.
And yeah, the kids on pic #13 are freaky, those eyes… could there be… androids ?!
#13 kids just creep me out man! who the hell would pick them for a photo shoot?!?
# 13…when cousins marry.
I still have many working TRS-80 Model 1,3 & 4′s(including a few very rare 4p models) as well as quite a few gray and white Color Computers.(I use the COCOs for home security system use.) Just because of their age doesn’t mean that these old machines have outlived their usefulness. In many way.they are still more rugged and much more reliable than modern computers. I even have a Model 100 portable(with the bar code reader) that I still use to keep the stores here in Eastern Kentucky honest.Scares the HELL out of most store managers.(GOOD!) You would not believe how many prices are different between what the sticker on the shelf shows and what the bar code says..It keeps the gouging bastards on their toes.
WOW, it’s amazing how much progress we have made with computers since the 1980′s. We have come a long way.
I think people will be saying the same thing about us in 25 years.
It’s all lies. The technological leap known as the computer age and all advances thereof in such a short period of human evolution have been the result of reverse engineering of crashed alien technology! Who’s your daddy!?
I think its brilliant what technology has accomplished in such a short period of time, the world is now ruled by computers. Penguins rule!
this is very good!i wish if you add more
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