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Old 02-23-2017, 08:13 PM   #211
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I've been here so long, I remember Interference back when it looked like this and didn't have forums yet!

I think I even made a personal website that ripped off this style back in the day too...haha. I love it, though--so "Web 1.0."
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Old 02-26-2017, 02:15 AM   #212
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I remember designing webpages using free space provided by geocities back in 1996 and 1997. The www was so different then.
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:31 AM   #213
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Didn't they start out giving you something like 5 whole megabytes free?
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:40 AM   #214
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Didn't they start out giving you something like 5 whole megabytes free?


Even by modern standards, 5 MB can go a long way on a web page.

But yes, a friend of mine was having a discussion with me about different versions of Windows OS. Remember when 512 MB meant you were a god among gods?
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Didn't they start out giving you something like 5 whole megabytes free?


Yep, and super long urls.
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Even by modern standards, 5 MB can go a long way on a web page.

But yes, a friend of mine was having a discussion with me about different versions of Windows OS. Remember when 512 MB meant you were a god among gods?
I remember have this feeling about 512 like I knew it wasn't really enough. Like something much better was going to quickly replace it. I think even then, storage and computing space was improving exponentially quickly.
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I remember back as a kid our dad bought a 20MB external hard drive for our original Macintosh. That thing was about the size and thickness of a large phone book, and I think retailed for over $1000 at the time.

Yesterday I bought a 2TB portable drive for $90. It's slightly larger than my iPhone 5.
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I had to pick up a 32 gig USB stick drive a while back from Best Buy. I think it was $10.00.
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Oh god. The computer I was using when I first joined this site had a 2G hard drive with a zip drive and I thought it was amazing. And then when I came home from college, I was visiting here from dial up still via AOL.
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My first computer was so old it didn't even have a mouse. My mother's boss was going to throw it out but gave it to her for me, since we were dirt poor and she sure couldn't afford one of the more recent models my friends had that ran Windows 3.1 or, gasp, Windows 95.

My first new computer had a whopping 2.8GB of storage. We were still so poor that although I got it for Christmas 1997, I didn't get the Internet at home until mid-2002.
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I can't remember if I was still using Windows 98 when I first joined Interference, or if I'd already gotten my first computer with XP yet. Windows 98 was kind of awesome because I could change the colors of the bars around the windows, and so of course I made everything navy blue, and had my system fonts as Tempus Sans for a while. Looking back at screenshots from that era is cringey.
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I've Been on Interference So Long...

I can't remember if I was still using Windows 98 when I first joined Interference, or if I'd already gotten my first computer with XP yet. Windows 98 was kind of awesome because I could change the colors of the bars around the windows, and so of course I made everything navy blue, and had my system fonts as Tempus Sans for a while. Looking back at screenshots from that era is cringey.

EDIT: I found a screenshot that shows my eye-bleeding Windows theme.



And it's of an AOL chat room, no less.
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Old 02-27-2017, 04:28 PM   #223
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My first computer was so old, it was the monitor and hard drive in a single casing. It was a holdover from the 80s that my dad had tinkered with. I had that thing probably until the mid-late 90s.
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Old 02-27-2017, 04:33 PM   #224
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My first computer was so old, it was the monitor and hard drive in a single casing. It was a holdover from the 80s that my dad had tinkered with. I had that thing probably until the mid-late 90s.


Sounds like a laptop.

But for real, my parents got a letter in the mail from IBM in the early 2000s saying their first home computer is certified as one of the first in existence. We still have it in our garage.
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Old 02-27-2017, 04:38 PM   #225
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Ha. A 50 pound laptop.
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