Sending an email back in 1984

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Oh gawd, how time has passed. How to send an email 1980's style. Electronic message writing down the phone line. First shown on Thames TV's computer programme 'Database' in 1984.   ...

    Sending an email back in 1984
     
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    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    Just looked like teletext lol

    I was 5 back then, few years before we got our first computer, the BBC's little brother, the Acorn Electron
     
  3. StewieTech

    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    I wasnt even born. And, yes, its true, time flies.
     
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    Barry J Ancient Guru

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    The sound of the modem brings back memory's, I used a commodore 64 I remember using bulletin boards that looked the same.
     

  5. sverek

    sverek Ancient Guru

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    Connects PC to telephone. "Now, I am going to call my computer"

    My god. Good thing we don't call our computer nowadays. My PC would just say, "F#CK OFF, I AM DONE WITH YOU AND YOUR RIDICULOUS OC".
     
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    alanm Ancient Guru

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    Pac Man. I think that was the big game in those days :D.
     
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    Keitosha Ancient Guru

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    My PC would just call me a "tw@t" without giving me a reason.
     
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    I had no idea that any of that even existed back then as i started my first job after just leaving school that year, so the closest i came to any technology back in 1984 was my Vic 20 and Ceefax on the TV, i did not even know about this internet thing until 1998 when NTL did that free internet dial up service for their cable customers and that first time logging onto the internet felt like Armstrong stepping onto the moon. lol
     
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    nz3777 Ancient Guru

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    Oh Boy that sure does make me appreciate he things we have now! Very nostalgic to watch thank you for that.
     
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    nz3777 Ancient Guru

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    Mrs pac-man to be exact. Haha.
     

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    insp1re2600 Maha Guru

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    looks like fred west,

    i regret listening to this with headphones on...
     
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  12. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Man it's things like this that kids take for granted.

    I was born in 90, so I can't attest for this. But kids now don't even care about emailing someone, you gotta DM them in snapchat, or whatever they're using now. AIM for life, email too lol.

    Or how kids don't know the struggle of a bike with carbs...Gotta let the Kawasaki warm up for 10 minutes before I can ride it.
     
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    RzrTrek Ancient Guru

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    "It's extremely simple" (starts dialing the phone)...
     
  14. Reddoguk

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    I miss that hypnotic noise Dial up and old tape games and software used to make.
     
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    Hahaha things advanced so so much! Although i was born @ 1987 so it was before my time
     

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    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    lol was his password just 1234?
     
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    I cringe when i heard that printer sounds as we used to have them at my job a very long time ago printing all day :confused: , ohh ... still love those songs that the old dial up modem made i kind of missed those sounds :D , and yeah i'm that old :p
     
  18. CalculuS

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    Nah, carbs are still a very normal thing on bikes these days. Injection is a strawberry to work with and a lot of people I know prefer it simply since its easier to fix.

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    That's waaay before my time, I only remember paying with the phone using the internet. No pausing an online game then.
     
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    That Rotary Phone!!!!!!
     

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