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Re: ...forty years ago.

Postby erolz66 » Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:11 am

My last non intel / amd / 386 pc

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Which I still have in a cupboard and still works (least last time I fired it up which was a few years back)

My history

Atari 400
Atari ST
Amiga 500
Amiga 1200

then I went IMB PC clone (self built)
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Re: ...forty years ago.

Postby repulsewarrior » Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:24 pm

...i remember 1974, sitting waiting in a University Office, reading about the future, Telidon, an infinite number of tele-textual pages was new, and touch tone phones, talk of them completely replacing the rotary dial seemed far away. The idea that a chip could contain every song known to Man, was, a dream.

...indeed we, us Humans, have moved on, and into a new Age, where with information any thing is built.

Here it is: the future. And what was the promise of the Industrial Age, but less stress? And the Modern Age with its convenience? Stress beyond the planet's capacity. Indeed, it was in 1974 that we learned that its resources were finite, and that the climate was changing, exponentially. But i don't despair.

...there is in all of this a balance, a beyond, beyond us which as yet is not found; 50, 200, 400, even 6,000 years seem small, compared to the larger scheme that this planet is a part of (and its power). Our learning though, has exploded, the capacity to apply ourselves through the internet's transparency as a collective has changed everything. It is a truly great moment in History, which as a mystery continues to unfold. What with COVID, and the threat of climate change, our mortality raises the question of our intentions, and our commitment to Principles which define us as Human, rather than a species of animal which plunders to survive.

...any day now, something just as "new", a thought more than a thing, at the rate we are going, is just around the corner.
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