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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Work, had to program them.
    Gates almost bought the farm with Windows. He stole the concept from Apple and the early attempts were dismal failures. The right click and Windows 95 put him on the map.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ace's n 8's View Post
    I have a serious question, if one gets banned from this site, does the IP address go in lockdown, and what happens to the account.
    You planning a rampage? You can hide in my basement. But only for a week. After that you gotta scram. I have only so much tin foil with which I can shield my brain from the authorities and I might be just a little paranoid.
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    The change from DOS to Windows made using a computer easier...thank goodness. When the first 'user friendly' spreadsheet came out (Lotus 1,2,3) I had to take classes at the local university to operate it. Believe it or not, that was my first experience with a mouse. You don't need a mouse for DOS. I think the original program came out on about a dozen floppy discs (remember them?).

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    And Apple stole the concept from Xerox-Parc.

    A Alto running SmallTalk:



    (http://toastytech.com/guis/alto3.html)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polecat View Post
    You planning a rampage? You can hide in my basement. But only for a week. After that you gotta scram. I have only so much tin foil with which I can shield my brain from the authorities and I might be just a little paranoid.
    I'll bring an extra roll with me for you to use,,barter system if you will,, cuz' I might need an extra day or 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolWatch View Post
    The change from DOS to Windows made using a computer easier...thank goodness. When the first 'user friendly' spreadsheet came out (Lotus 1,2,3) I had to take classes at the local university to operate it. Believe it or not, that was my first experience with a mouse. You don't need a mouse for DOS. I think the original program came out on about a dozen floppy discs (remember them?).
    Yep. But cupholders were by far the greatest innovation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Yep. But cupholders were by far the greatest innovation!

    So were these little thingy's




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    we used to call a company for computer repair that had a repair man that I adored! He was a whiz on the computers and he had a really great sense of humor. He knew I was not the most patient of customers. One day he opened his repair case & pulled out a nerf bat & handed it to me...told me have at it! After I beat on the computer for a few minutes, he put the bat away & fixed the problem. He called it his 'bit bat'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ace's n 8's View Post
    So were these little thingy's



    Must've been AFK when then came out. Umbrella?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PolWatch View Post
    The change from DOS to Windows made using a computer easier...thank goodness. When the first 'user friendly' spreadsheet came out (Lotus 1,2,3) I had to take classes at the local university to operate it. Believe it or not, that was my first experience with a mouse. You don't need a mouse for DOS. I think the original program came out on about a dozen floppy discs (remember them?).
    Oh yeah I remember. I wrote my own routines in DOS to accommodate a mouse. 123 and Wordstar was the bread and butter of the infant PC. To this day I do not use the mouse with Excel. Dinosaur poop.
    My beliefs are a distillation of what I was taught as a child and what I observe as an adult.

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