Marcus Aurelius: And all the porn was in ASCII.
ZAZ: Unfortunately operating systems these days favor soft reset/shutdown. You have to negotiate with the system to convince it to turn off. Or you have to resort to the 5 second power button press and full power up slowness which the reset chord was meant to avoid.
itsaback: Sadistic? No....Sadistic was:(A)bort,(R)etry,(F)ail?/fail was the only one that worked.
Quantum Apostrophe: FTA "Because Apple and RadioShack were already selling small stand-alone computers:"Ahh the usual revisionism. Atari? Commodore?
Tchernobog: Shostie: Popcorn Johnny: I don't understand the headline, what's so bad about it and why doesn't it make sense these days?I guess it's kind of like how we use icons of floppy disks for save buttons, even though there are young computer users who have never used a floppy disk ever.Y'know, growing up with 5.5" floppies (pinewood derby/oregon trail were staples of my childhood) and later, obviously, 3.5" floppies, I never really even thought about what you just pointed out.
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