A Conversation for Running With Scissors

When Real Life gets too weird

Post 1

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

Wow. What a roller coaster ride that was. Kinda like the Disney Fantasia sequence for The Sorcerer's Apprentice meets Startroopers or Invasion of the Insectoids.

Why Missy, I'm old enough to remember when computer programs had bugs not viruses. Big buggers too. Back in '87 if I recall cricketly. Yip, the chirping drove me near nuts. smiley - bigeyessmiley - run

smiley - cheers
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When Real Life gets too weird

Post 2


Roller coaster rides are my specialty. smiley - smiley

I remember seeing the computer science students carrying around decks of punch cards! Admittedly I was just a wee thing back then, but still... I also remember playing with one of the first IBM PC's: 2 floppy drives, one for the programs and the other for data, crashed every five minutes or so. Monochrome monitor. A single '<' or '.' in the upper left corner.

Ha! Wizards think they're so smart - I'd like to see 'em tackle one of those babies and get it to do anything productive! smiley - magic

quizzical the smiley - geek

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