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(Sun News Network)   Millennial family disconnects from the Internet and all modern technology, lives as if they were in 1986, a shadowy era of cassettes, wired phones, tube TVs, paper maps, and bizarre objects called "books"   (sunnewsnetwork.ca) divider line 143
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2013-09-02 11:17:31 AM  

PanicMan: baka-san: OMG!!!!

USING MAPS INSTEAD OF GPS!!!!!

Just like almost every motorcycle rider.

Everyone should have a road atlas somewhere in their car.  Keep it in the trunk, just have some idea how to use it.


A road atlas?  Is that anything like a bunch of hard to fold maps with a a lot of tears?
 
2013-09-02 11:18:58 AM  
Both the BBC and Channel 4 have done similar things over here.  CH4 did both the 1900's and 1940's House shows where a modern family lives as though it were 19x0.   They were alright but both of those time periods were a lot more community focused as you'd have streets full of housewives (and other family members) pulling together to help each other which the shows didn't reflect at all.

The 1940's House had the family digging their own Anderson shelter for example, in reality the whole street moved en mass to dig them for everyone on the street so it all but killed them doing it when in reality it'd of been much easier.   And the 1900's House seemed to be heavily fankwanked by their historian who was obsessed with following the books of the time with little regards to practical realities of the scenario.

The BBC one was part of its microprocessor/home computer history bit and had a family go back to 1980 and each week/month would bring them forward a year.   Even so far as hooking up a small pager network and supplying the father with a period car to drive.

The basic gist you get from these shows is that no, it really wasn't better back then.  If your kids are spending too much time on the internet to interact with you in a meaningful way, it's your parenting that sucks.
 
2013-09-02 11:23:06 AM  
Let's see ... I was born in 1977. Got cable and Atari 2600 in 1982. a fancy cordless phone in 1986.NES in 87. Central air conditioning in 88. A CD player in 1995.Computer in 1999 and a cell phone in 2008.
 
2013-09-02 11:25:17 AM  
Soooo, if its 1986 for them and they aren't marrie, she's a whore. Right?
 
2013-09-02 11:25:20 AM  

Silverstaff: sno man: Quantum Apostrophe: And what's with the "no computers" shiat? In 1986? Really? "No cable"? 1986? This guy is a dumbfark.

And while cassettes were popular, records were still around, and by '86, everything was on CD's.  Cell phones were in their second generation (think brick v. briefcase) and cable was old news.  In fact, Rogers (one of the big three communication companies in Canada) changed it's name in 1986 from Rogers Cablesystems (it's name since 1967) to Rogers Communications.  Apple II's were all the rage, and the first 16 bit NES was out that year too.
Lastly, Blair, GET A JOB.  While not totally unheard of, the stay-at-home dad thing was pretty rare.

Not everybody was using CD's in '86.  Heck, I was 8 years old in 86, I remember it rather well.  Our family didn't get a CD player of any kind until '93.  Around '86 I was still playing 45rpm records on a turntable and my mother was still listening to 8-tracks.   We got cable around '88.

The NES was 8-bit,not 16 bit, and while it was out in Japan and had a very limited release in the US by that point, it wasn't widely released or promoted until Christmas season of '87.  That's the funny thing about just looking up the release date on Wikipedia, it completely leaves out how widespread something was, yeah, the NES was in a few stores in October of '85. . .but it wasn't widely distributed or marketed until fall of '87.  In '86 I was still playing my old Atari 5200.

Cell phones might have existed, but they were definitely not everyday items.  They were usually called "carphones" and kept only in cars because they were too large and bulky to just walk around with.  Very limited coverage areas also meant that if you weren't in a big city, they were useless.  Cellular phones for everyday use started to become just a tad more common by the mid '90's before becoming ubiquitous in the early 2000's.  It's not a stretch to say "no cell phones" when trying to live like people in '86.

PC's were another thing th ...


I was going to post what you said but you wrote it better.
 
2013-09-02 11:31:21 AM  

devilskware: Let's see ... I was born in 1977. Got cable and Atari 2600 in 1982. a fancy cordless phone in 1986.NES in 87. Central air conditioning in 88. A CD player in 1995.Computer in 1999 and a cell phone in 2008.


You must have looked great as a nine year old with one of these:

doublehappiness.ilikenicethings.com
 
2013-09-02 11:33:02 AM  
As a Farker YOUNGER than the tard in the article, I want to kick him square in the nuts. My generation is stupid enough as it is, we don't need any more help!
 
2013-09-02 11:40:41 AM  
i151.photobucket.com
Not everything in 1986 was worth living for.
 
2013-09-02 11:45:32 AM  
FTFA "That's kind of when it hit me because I'm like, wow, when I was a kid, I lived outside," Blair said.

Its one of those - "I don't get todays world so therefor I'm going to torture my kid with the world of my childhood" stories.

/grow up
//learn to engage your children in new ways
///perhaps you will actually learn something
/like slashies!
 
2013-09-02 11:56:52 AM  
There was alot we didn't have in'86 compared to now (I was 11-12), but if you didn't know any better then you couldn't miss it.

It really was an interesting intersection of the older systems and new technology. Index cards and microfiche at the library, four different audio formats, etc.
 
2013-09-02 11:57:54 AM  
Life is hard when you're an idiot.
 
2013-09-02 11:58:49 AM  
In 1986, I was playing games on a TI-99/4A or a Sinclair Spectrum 128, and listened to cassette tapes. Didn't have cable (too expensive). Mobile phones existed, but it would be a few years until pagers became common for professionals (and drug dealers). It was just before that we got a VCR, and would be a little after that we got a CD player. I read the newspaper, magazines, and books, didn't get out as much as I should have.

/the cassettes had songs recorded off the radio. The VCR was used to record TV shows
//also collected comics and sports cards.
///going out usually involved hanging around a mall.
 
2013-09-02 12:01:20 PM  
But if they give up all this technology how will the government keep track of them?
 
2013-09-02 12:11:53 PM  

eltejon: There was alot we didn't have in'86 compared to now (I was 11-12)


I think the important thing to consider is your relative age.  There might of been a cell phone in the house (or a computer) or even a CD player but it was unlikely to be yours; pretty much going to be your parents and they let you use it on occasion.

As a kid in 86 I 'had' the following stuff:

A TV in my bedroom
A (old) ZX Spectrum 48K + tape deck
A 'Walkman' clone.
A battery powered FM radio.

Phones were something adults had and on the understanding they've demonstrated they can use what's provided sensibly I've no issue with the modern version of that stuff appearing in a kids room today.
 
2013-09-02 12:21:27 PM  

Kit Fister: Quantum Apostrophe: And what's with the "no computers" shiat? In 1986? Really? "No cable"? 1986? This guy is a dumbfark.

Tell us about the 3D printers.


Stereolithography was invented in 1986. Don Lancaster was talking about Santa Claus Machines in the early '90s. I look around and fail to see the promised revolutions. Eric K Drexler also was gushing about nanotechnological "assemblers" in Engines of Creation (also 1986), yet anything that is called "nano" these days is about fine powders.

Hoo boy, wow what a brave new world we live in. The only massive changes since 1986 are about the amount of information we can process.

/And they don't call you Kit Fister cuz you're into chicks, if you know what I mean
 
2013-09-02 12:21:54 PM  

BafflerMeal: devilskware: Let's see ... I was born in 1977. Got cable and Atari 2600 in 1982. a fancy cordless phone in 1986.NES in 87. Central air conditioning in 88. A CD player in 1995.Computer in 1999 and a cell phone in 2008.

You must have looked great as a nine year old with one of these:


Cordless =/= mobile

They were the land line phones with a base unit and a cordless handset.
 
2013-09-02 12:45:42 PM  
Did anyone mention that they are happy?
 
2013-09-02 12:46:13 PM  
No computers, no tablets, no smart phones, no fancy coffee machines, no Internet, no cable, and - from the point of view of many tech-dependent folks - no life.


Um, we had computers, fancy coffee machines, and cable TV in 1986, you dumbasses. Now you're just overdoing it.

lowendmac.com s3files.core77.com bbsimg.ngfiles.com
 
2013-09-02 12:49:00 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Kit Fister: Quantum Apostrophe: And what's with the "no computers" shiat? In 1986? Really? "No cable"? 1986? This guy is a dumbfark.

Tell us about the 3D printers.

Stereolithography was invented in 1986. Don Lancaster was talking about Santa Claus Machines in the early '90s. I look around and fail to see the promised revolutions. Eric K Drexler also was gushing about nanotechnological "assemblers" in Engines of Creation (also 1986), yet anything that is called "nano" these days is about fine powders.

Hoo boy, wow what a brave new world we live in. The only massive changes since 1986 are about the amount of information we can process.

/And they don't call you Kit Fister cuz you're into chicks, if you know what I mean


Always wondered what Mr. Plinkett's Fark name was...
 
2013-09-02 12:53:08 PM  
No computers, no tablets, no smart phones, no fancy coffee machines, no Internet, no cable, and - from the point of view of many tech-dependent folks - no life.

We had ONTV in Los Angeles back in 1977...it was a subscription channel that broadcast somewhat-current movies (even x-rated ones), sports, and rock concerts.

In 1986, just about everyone I knew had a Macintosh and a coffee maker.

Stay-at-home dad Blair can't listen to the latest in house music anymore and is briefly considering writing to his favourite bands for cassette tapes.

Dad apparently is unaware that CDs were available in 1986.
 
2013-09-02 01:15:43 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Um, we had computers, fancy coffee machines, and cable TV in 1986, you dumbasses. Now you're just overdoing it.


Saeco made the first fully auto espresso maker in 1985.

Lorelle: Dad apparently is unaware that CDs were available in 1986.


For realz. Just a few years later it was going to be the great MiniDisc vs DAT vs Digital Compact Cassette war.
 
2013-09-02 01:23:18 PM  
I'm going to live like it was the 1930's. I'll get rid of anything that isn't white, black, or shades of grey. Because, whenever I watch a movie from that time, apparently color hadn't been invented yet.
 
2013-09-02 01:28:27 PM  

felix_golden: I'm going to live like it was the 1930's. I'll get rid of anything that isn't white, black, or shades of grey. Because, whenever I watch a movie from that time, apparently color hadn't been invented yet.


upload.wikimedia.org

And not a minute too soon, can you imagine fighting WWII without green?
 
2013-09-02 01:32:20 PM  
My cool uncle who was single in 1986 had a Philips CD player in his single wide.  It was pretty biatchin'.
 
2013-09-02 01:35:37 PM  
It seems like they were planning this ahead of time and didn't just up and do it one day.  So, why didn't he go out and hit the used books stores or what ever and buy old cassette tapes of his favorite older bands?  Also, did he go out and buy a car from 1986 or before?  If not he's cheating.  And I also assume you gave up your debit card and now carry your check book where ever you go along with a bunch of cash given that not many places take checks anymore.

Also, I know why you're a nuisance to your friends.  It's not that you leave your home without your cellphone, it's that you are probably a douchebag who can't stop telling your friends how much better you think you are than they are because you think you're living in 1986.

Oh, and that book, don't bother with it.  Before you hit Goodwill searching for a good word processor or typewriter and buying a ribbon for it, this has been done better already.  PBS had a reality tv show where three families lived like people did in the 1800s, complete with log cabins that had to be built.  No one is going to give a damn about some asshat who decides to live life in the mid-1980s and comes across as a pretentious "I'm better than you" asshole because he can go 12 months without texting.  I turned 8 in 1986 and compared to how things are today, I wouldn't want to return to that lifestyle.  Some parts were awesome, but I wouldn't want to return to that lifestyle full time as an adult.  I've used a typewriter for a high school typing class.  I would not want to have to use carbon paper when typing something up.  I wouldn't want to have a small personal address book filled with phone numbers. The Atari is fun from time to time, but modern games are so much better, Netflix beats the hell out of "Let's go to the video store." and then getting upset that the new release isn't in stock.  And internet porn is better than being that creepy guy in the special corner of the video store.
 
2013-09-02 01:35:57 PM  
Heh. We're following this to some extent. I've dropped my cellphone, more out of poverty than anything else, but damn has it been nice. Because I'm self-employed, people seem to think that since I'm not really working I'm available for anything any hour of the day. Making it slightly more difficult to get a hold of means I don't have the pressure of saying yes right that minute. My fiance and I both agree that the kids don't get to watch TV until about 5, but I am planning on doing online K-12. We have already tossed cable in favor of internet; I want my kids informed, not treated as a marketing group. And we are already voracious readers, so I suspect my kids will be too.

He seems a little extreme to me, but as long as his kids aren't completely out of touch with technology and can manage, I don't have a problem. There was a wife swap where one of the families lived like it was 24/7 Ren Faire. The parents winced when the kids were screaming into the cellphone because they had never used *any* phone. That's when you've taken things too far.
 
2013-09-02 01:43:30 PM  

Gunther: So he's handicapping his kids' future career prospects by making them unfamiliar with technology, forcing his wife to obey his every whim in a vaguely creepy, controlling fashion and simultaneously being the kind of sanctimonious ass who always has to tell everyone that he doesn't own a TV.


Telling anyone he's doing it, much less giving interviews about it, is douchetastic to the extreme, and his being an extreme douche actually  will hurt his kids and wife in various ways. Maybe it's just the way it got written up, but I don't like this guy any more than you do.

But no, living in a world of 1986 consumer technology will NOT actually hurt his kids--not even if they did it for their entire childhoods. (Doing it for just a year means these kids won't even remember it later on.) I'm not saying it's an inherently good thing, but it's not inherently bad, either. They're not going to end up like those actors at Colonial Williamsburg who pretend they think your camera is witchcraft. I knew what Twitter was for years before I sent my first tweet, and it was boring, so I haven't tweeted since--but I'm not being stranded on the margins of society as a result.

Besides, it takes about one day of futzing around on the internet, or playing with your new phone, etc., to get more or less back up to speed--because for everyday stuff, that speed is very, very slow. Yeah, they'll never learn Python or C++ from a book, but then most of us will never learn those things from anywhere.  I have co-workers who spend ten hours a day on the internet, but have convinced themselves that I am the only person in the world with the arcane knowledge to replace the toner cartridge on the printer. If they were in my place, this guy's kids might not immediately start Googling it before the person asking could finish their sentence, but they might actually pick up the goddamn instruction flyer that comes with every new toner cartridge and read it.
 
2013-09-02 01:46:46 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: felix_golden: I'm going to live like it was the 1930's. I'll get rid of anything that isn't white, black, or shades of grey. Because, whenever I watch a movie from that time, apparently color hadn't been invented yet.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 419x599]

And not a minute too soon, can you imagine fighting WWII without green?


Don't go correcting my misconceptions of a time of which I am not old enough to have any personal recollection.
 
2013-09-02 01:50:07 PM  

TV's Vinnie: No computers, no tablets, no smart phones, no fancy coffee machines, no Internet, no cable, and - from the point of view of many tech-dependent folks - no life.


Um, we had computers, fancy coffee machines, and cable TV in 1986, you dumbasses. Now you're just overdoing it.


bbsimg.ngfiles.com

We need to bring these back. They were awesome. Twenty-five years ago I could check ten channels in the time it takes my remote, set-top box, TiVo, and TV set to negotiate the process of changing from channel 6 to 7.
 
2013-09-02 01:56:15 PM  

tzzhc4: Wasn't rich I just lived in a 200sq/ft apartment so I could spend money on computers, my BBS and a little later connection to the "internet".


Was this you?:
i.imgur.com

To all those biatching about cable. In the mid-80s if you lived anywhere in Canada with less than 5,000 people/rural/remote you likely did not have cable television. I grew up with CTV, CBC, and french CBC. Shaw's cable past my town for years but they refused to offer service in the town because it "wasn't economically viable", but when the town contracted with a private satellite company in 1989 Shaw suddenly reversed their stance and started running cable to all the "bedroom communities" around Saskatoon.

We were middle class, first computer was in 1987, but Mom knew computer skills would be crucial in my lifetime. I don't remember us taking a vacation that year, so you can do the math.
 
2013-09-02 02:06:07 PM  
CDs were not as ubiquious in 1986. They were still trying to figure how to display them in album stands, and they had these plastic extensions that propped the CD up in view. Some places had reusable extensions, but eventually, they just built and rebuilt displays for CDs only.

I also remember there was such an argument on the Jewel Case design. Good times.
 
2013-09-02 02:08:09 PM  
For the cable part, there is a difference between the cable that we had in 1986 and what we have now.  Figure in the number of over the air channels today and what we had with cable, and I think that over the air is actually better today than cable was in 1986.  I remember back then Nickelodeon went off the air at 7.  So we'd watch "You Can't Do That on Television" and as soon as it was over, it was A&E programming.  We had HBO, that I remember, but I don't remember much else.  Cable now is over a thousand channels and you can use the guide feature to find out what you're watching, what else is on, and what's going to be on a week in advance.  So if he wants authentic 1986 cable, he's going to be better off turning the tv off and pretending that the President is giving a speech right now.
 
2013-09-02 02:15:23 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Silverstaff: If you had one at home, you had a LOT of disposable income.

Speaking of " the funny thing about just looking up the release date on Wikipedia, it completely leaves out how widespread something was ", you ever hear of Commodore, Atari, Apple? Everyone had a home computer in 1986.


Yeah, I'd heard of them, they were pretty uncommon too.

I had a Tandy TRS-80. . .and it was a piece of crap.  Spend all afternoon slowly typing a program in. . .and with only one typo it would reject the whole program with a "SYNTAX ERROR OK" and you'd have to start all over again.  My parents bought me a computer thinking it would instantly and automatically improve my grades and "prepare me for the future", but it just bored me to tears as I wasted afternoons slowly typing programs into it out of the manual that came with it. . .and on rare occasion they might just work, but it was boring as heck and I gave up on it after a few months.

Heck, only one friend of mine even had an answering machine at his house. . .and most people didn't leave messages because they were kinda scared/confused at it.  If you wanted to talk to somebody, you'd call their house and hope they were there.

I had one friend in my class at school whose family had a computer, one.  He had a Commodore 64. . .and his dad was the local lawyer so they had money.  None of my other friends had any "computers" of any kind until PC's started becoming big in the early-to-mid 90's.

So, I stand by my statement.

People seem to have this idea that everybody was an early adopter, that everybody had cell phones the moment they were available, that everybody had computers because computers existed in some form, that everyone had cable way-back-when.  The truth is, that cell phones were high-end luxury items until only a little over a decade ago, lots of people were slow to switch to CD's after having been burned on 8-tracks (and cassette tapes), personal computers only became commonplace in the household about 20 years ago, and cable TV had a much slower rollout beyond urban areas than you might think.

Goddamn it, I'm 35, I shouldn't be having belt-onion moments.
 
2013-09-02 02:19:25 PM  

barefoot in the head: Did anyone mention that they are happy?


Well, they're hardly going to go to all this effort then give an interview to a media outlet and say "It farking sucks!", are they?

People who make decisions with large financial or opportunity costs tend to suffer from "post-purchase rationalization" afterwards - they'll put a lot of effort into convincing both themselves and others that they made the right decision.
 
2013-09-02 02:19:27 PM  
I can kind of understand most of this, but if you're going to keep the TV, get a god damn flat screen.   Tubes are a massive (literally and figuratively) pain in the ass.   You can hang a flat screen on a wall and use the saved space to grow pot or whatever pusdo hippy shiat you imagined we did back then.
 
2013-09-02 02:33:54 PM  

Silverstaff: PC's were another thing that were not for everyday use either.  Seriously, the first IBM PC was indeed in 1982, and the IBM AT was indeed the current model of computer at the time with it's 80286 processor running at 6 MHz and 20 MB hard drive running DOS 3.0. . . but they were very expensive and not in most houses.  Heck, we didn't even have a PC in our school until 1990.  My Dad took me to his job once around the mid 80's to show me that they had got a computer in there now.  If you had one at home, you had a LOT of disposable income.


A commodore 64 was $600.  We had one when I was a kid and we were not wealthy at all.
 
2013-09-02 02:49:07 PM  

stratagos: Don't forget the Amiga


Yup. The '85 Amiga had a 32-bit processor (in terms of the instruction set), 4096-color graphics, stereo sound, and an operating system supporting preemptive multi-tasking, plug-and-play hardware, long filenames, etc. Microsoft didn't catch up until Windows 95.
 
2013-09-02 02:54:15 PM  
That's a rough 26. Is this some kind of reaction to methadone treatment? I'm 31 and look younger than this guy.
 
2013-09-02 02:58:45 PM  

Silverstaff: PC's were another thing that were not for everyday use either.  Seriously, the first IBM PC was indeed in 1982, and the IBM AT was indeed the current model of computer at the time with it's 80286 processor running at 6 MHz and 20 MB hard drive running DOS 3.0. . . but they were very expensive and not in most houses.  Heck, we didn't even have a PC in our school until 1990.  My Dad took me to his job once around the mid 80's to show me that they had got a computer in there now.  If you had one at home, you had a LOT of disposable income.


oldcomputers.net
...would like a word with you.
 
2013-09-02 03:17:33 PM  
I don't understand you all who think just because you had a computer back in the 80's or that many brands were being sold, that computing was common. It wasn't like it's trying to made out to be. Even before Windows 95, computers were still an expensive thing. I had a friend tell me that back in the Eighties, a 100MB hard drive upgrade costs $1,000. How could something so expensive be common back then?

Either a lot of you had some nice disposable cash back then or I totally missed things back then. And that's even with Time Magazine calling the PC the Machine of the Year in 1983.
 
2013-09-02 03:26:13 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: CDs were not as ubiquious in 1986. They were still trying to figure how to display them in album stands, and they had these plastic extensions that propped the CD up in view. Some places had reusable extensions, but eventually, they just built and rebuilt displays for CDs only.


I worked in a record shop in 85. We had a CD shelf behind the tills. It was around 88-89 that CDs really started taking off.
 
2013-09-02 03:26:46 PM  

skinink: I had a friend tell me that back in the Eighties, a 100MB hard drive upgrade costs $1,000. How could something so expensive be common back then?


Many personal computers in the 80s had no or much smaller hard drive.  My C64 had no hard drive, and the first hard drive we got on our 286 was like 20 megs.

Lots of people had PCs in the 80s, and not just the rich ones.
 
2013-09-02 03:33:50 PM  

skinink: I don't understand you all who think just because you had a computer back in the 80's or that many brands were being sold, that computing was common. It wasn't like it's trying to made out to be. Even before Windows 95, computers were still an expensive thing. I had a friend tell me that back in the Eighties, a 100MB hard drive upgrade costs $1,000. How could something so expensive be common back then?


Hard drives were uncommon and pricey, but almost no one had a hard drive for their home computer in the 80s.

They sold 17 million Commodore 64s, and there were also the other computers mentioned in the thread like the Ataris, the TI-99, the Apples, etc.  All with no HDD (or if there was one available, almost no one had one).  I bought both a Commodore VIC-20 and a Commodore 64 by the time I was 18, using money from a part time job.

Take it from the people who actually lived in the 80s and saw them all the time, they were not rare.  The C64 was under $600.
 
2013-09-02 03:37:34 PM  
Odd. I had both an Atari 800 (with 1200 baud modem and dual floppy drives), and an Amiga 500. We had cable, and my eldest brother, being an audiophile tech-head, introduced us to the CD player. I was in college at the time. This chucklehead has not a freaking clue.
 
2013-09-02 03:38:26 PM  
Oh, and cable TV as well, with the channel slider box.
 
2013-09-02 03:47:04 PM  
His wife will find out that it's 2013 after all when she sneaks out to find medicine for the kid and meets a park ranger.  There were no monsters, that was just a guy in a costume.
 
2013-09-02 03:58:35 PM  

Dragonflew: skinink: I don't understand you all who think just because you had a computer back in the 80's or that many brands were being sold, that computing was common. It wasn't like it's trying to made out to be. Even before Windows 95, computers were still an expensive thing. I had a friend tell me that back in the Eighties, a 100MB hard drive upgrade costs $1,000. How could something so expensive be common back then?

Hard drives were uncommon and pricey, but almost no one had a hard drive for their home computer in the 80s.

They sold 17 million Commodore 64s, and there were also the other computers mentioned in the thread like the Ataris, the TI-99, the Apples, etc.  All with no HDD (or if there was one available, almost no one had one).  I bought both a Commodore VIC-20 and a Commodore 64 by the time I was 18, using money from a part time job.

Take it from the people who actually lived in the 80s and saw them all the time, they were not rare.  The C64 was under $600.


I lived in the 80's and went to college back then. Even in the dorms it wasn't that common to see computers everywhere, and I went to an expensive school. We had computer courses and it's not like a lot of the students could go back to the dorm rooms to do the lessons on their PC.
 
2013-09-02 04:03:58 PM  

syrynxx: Problem: deleting Facebook account deprives attention-whore of attention
Solution: get website to write article on how you deleted Facebook account
Irony: HTTP did not exist in 1986


Most people wouldn't understand what "finger my .plan" means.
 
2013-09-02 04:06:54 PM  

Mister Peejay: syrynxx: Problem: deleting Facebook account deprives attention-whore of attention
Solution: get website to write article on how you deleted Facebook account
Irony: HTTP did not exist in 1986

Most people wouldn't understand what "finger my .plan" means.


I remember having an argument with a major school district technology "expert" (a.k.a. the band teacher with a computer in his office that everyone thought knew everything) about setting up a district website.  He was opposed to it because he was already running a gopher service.  This was in 1997.

I won the argument.   That shiat is still on my resume.
 
2013-09-02 04:07:34 PM  

un4gvn666: Gunther: So he's handicapping his kids' future career prospects by making them unfamiliar with technology, forcing his wife to obey his every whim in a vaguely creepy, controlling fashion and simultaneously being the kind of sanctimonious ass who always has to tell everyone that he doesn't own a TV.

Oh, and he has that exact style of mustache that only douchebags, 80's cop show protagonists and Pantera fans wear. I think I can guess which category he falls into.

Hey, fark off, Pantera is awesome. And I don't need a moustache to say it.


Know how I know you haven't read Maddox's review of Dawn of the Dead?
 
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