Thursday, July 23, 2009

100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About

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Computers and Videogaming

  1. Wires. OK, so they’re not gone yet, but it won’t be long
  2. The scream of a modem connecting.
  3. The buzz of a dot-matrix printer
  4. 5- and 3-inch floppies, Zip Discs and countless other forms of data storage.
  5. Using jumpers to set IRQs.
  6. DOS.
  7. Terminals accessing the mainframe.
  8. Screens being just green (or orange) on black.
  9. Tweaking the volume setting on your tape deck to get a computer game to load, and waiting ages for it to actually do it.
  10. Daisy chaining your SCSI devices and making sure they’ve all got a different ID.
  11. Counting in kilobytes.
  12. Wondering if you can afford to buy a RAM upgrade.
  13. Blowing the dust out of a NES cartridge in the hopes that it’ll load this time.
  14. Turning a PlayStation on its end to try and get a game to load.
  15. Joysticks.
  16. Having to delete something to make room on your hard drive.
  17. Booting your computer off of a floppy disk.
  18. Recording a song in a studio.