How much of my technical knowledge has actually deprecated?
In no particular order:
- I know how to start up a computer with a magnetically coded piece of plastic sandwiched between two other layers of plastic, or between two spools.
- 64k was enough memory and man, would it have been sweet to upgrade to 128k. Lowercase “k.”
- Man, this mouse thing is a great peripheral.
- 16 scales of gray really made a difference.
- Dialing up.
- I was writing things like this in notebooks. Paper ones.
- I took a touch typing class, on a typewriter.
- Developed film and made prints in a lab.
- I cut articles of paper with scissors and then pasted them onto a board to send to the printer.
- This Gopher thing is great!
- I thought I had enough storage.
- rec.games.video.arcade was a valid resource for Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors.
- I could play a video game, without buying it for $60.
- I’ve watched the rise and fall of about four different kinds of magnetic storage media.
- There were different types of recordable CDs. Also, there were CDs.
- When I wanted to know how one of my friends was doing, I would give them a call and hope they were at home.
- I printed out letters on a dot matrix printer in order to fax them to friends.
- I thought I had enough RAM.
- I had a list of IP addresses memorized in case DNS wasn’t working for the internet.
Euh. The list goes on. But this is just an off the top of my head thing.