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originally posted by: Logarock
I had the opportunity to use and old dial phone a few years ago. Guy still had one hanging on the wall and ready to go.
originally posted by: Imagewerx
Here in the UK up until sometime in the 1980s we had early closing.One day of the week (Wednesday in my town) all the neighbourhood and some of the town centre shops would shut at lunch time for the rest of that day.Most shops (including some of the smaller town centre ones) also shut for lunch,and on Sunday afternoon the only things open were main road petrol stations,if you wanted to buy anything useful on a Sunday afternoon,tough you had to to wait until Monday.
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: neformore
I remember those AOL CDs...they were everywhere. Buy a McDonalds meal? Get an AOL CD. Grocery store? Get an AOL CD. Every magazine you bought had an AOL CD.
When we launched AOL 4.0 in 1998, AOL used ALL of the world-wide CD production for several weeks. Think of that. Not a single music CD or Microsoft CD was produced during those weeks. I still remember hand delivering the Golden Master to Lisa in Marketing.
When people complained about receiving AOL CDs even though they already had an AOL account, Steve Case would ask, "don't you have a friend you could give it to?"
That's just insane!
Anyone remember these though?
The Zip drive is a medium-capacity removable floppy disk storage system that was introduced by Iomega in late 1994. Originally, Zip disks launched with capacities of 100 MB, but later versions increased this to first 250 MB and then 750 MB.
originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: MystikMushroom
Somebody I knew got a laserdisc player and I laughed. He asked what was so funny and I told him that:
1. There were very few movies available for it (at the time).
2. Something newer and better would be coming out soon. DVD players came out not long after and his player was obsolete.