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The scourge of 1995

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The scourge of 1995

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BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: February 07, 2012 10:52AM

Blank diskette sales dropped then too.
Onyma Report This Comment
Date: February 07, 2012 11:29AM

As did sales of drink coasters.
pulse Report This Comment
Date: February 07, 2012 07:57PM

And frisbees
woberto Report This Comment
Date: February 07, 2012 08:17PM

I didn't use AOL because it didn't come on 5&1/4"
pulse Report This Comment
Date: February 07, 2012 11:01PM

I actually used AOL when I moved to the UK, they were one of very few ISPs who had a 0800 free call dialup number, which was important to me when a phone call there was 2p a minute

They were only 20 pounds a month unlimited, so I used to spend 24 hours on it smiling
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Then I moved, used One.Tel UK instead, then got ADSL, rest is history. Aah, good times.
Onyma Report This Comment
Date: February 08, 2012 08:56AM

I was a Compuserve guy. Viva la competition!
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: February 08, 2012 12:14PM

first pc I had was a packard-bell 486/sx75 with I think a 9600 modem...AOL chat rooms were the closest thing to internet that pos could handle...
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: February 08, 2012 01:30PM

BBSes. Fidonet, colleges, etc. 1200 baud. 10Mhz NEC V20 PC-XT clone w/EGA.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/02/2012 01:39PM by BlahX3.
pulse Report This Comment
Date: February 10, 2012 01:46AM

Dad had an original IBM XT when I was a kid, but that was good for little more than some very basic games.

The first real PC we had was an Amstrad 386. First modem wasn't until I had the 486/SX 25 with a mega 4MB ram and 80MB hard drive. Also bought me a sound blaster 2, a cdrom drive and a 14.4k internal modem!

Ah the power.

RAM never really kept up with HD space though. Back in 1992, I had 1/20 the amount of RAM/HD space.

Today I only have 32GB RAM in my desktop, but I sure as fuck have more than 640GB of HD space. It's in the region of 25TB now. Where's my 1.25TB RAM damn it?