1. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Since we're talking computers.


    First - Commador Pet (didn't own it was at school, late 70s) Wopping 4k RAM and 5 1/4" floppy disk
    Second - Timex Sinclair 1982 2k RAM, tape drive
    Third - Atari ST (around 1985) I think I had 512kb RAM, 3 1/2" floppy
    Fourth - IBM (yes an actual IBM) 486SX (around 95?)
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    07-15-2014 02:06 PM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Does anybody know if vacuum tube (wow new emoji?) computers still exist? Any museum,or anywhere? Just curious :)
    Yes, in the UK - The National Museum of Computing | Home to The First Electronic Computers

    They also have some at the Science Museum I think.
    07-15-2014 02:09 PM
  3. S Vaibhav's Avatar
    Yes, in the UK - The National Museum of Computing | Home to The First Electronic Computers

    They also have some at the Science Museum I think.
    Thank you! Wow look at the size of these computers...Seems Semiconductors really made PCs smaller. Thanks to the person who invented the technology!(Was it Tesla? IDTS, I'll search on wiki when I'm home 🏠.)
    07-15-2014 02:31 PM
  4. Chregu's Avatar
    I'm still amazed that Knights Of The Old Republic looks as good on the iPad Air as it did on my gaming computer back in the times. Technology, it's progressing.
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    07-15-2014 02:34 PM
  5. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Thank you! Wow look at the size of these computers...Seems Semiconductors really made PCs smaller. Thanks to the person who invented the technology!(Was it Tesla? IDTS, I'll search on wiki when I'm home .)
    It's more progressive rather than a single invention. It appears Bell Labs was the ones who got transistors (what CPUs are made of) going using them for amplification.
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    07-15-2014 02:35 PM
  6. altafmahmood's Avatar
    It's more progressive rather than a single invention. It appears Bell Labs was the ones who got transistors (what CPUs are made of) going using them for amplification.
    Actually I know the first transistor was made in bell laboratories by William shockley, bardeen and brattain
    07-15-2014 02:43 PM
  7. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I'm still amazed that Knights Of The Old Republic looks as good on the iPad Air as it did on my gaming computer back in the times. Technology, it's progressing.
    now all we need is holographic stuff :P
    07-15-2014 02:43 PM
  8. altafmahmood's Avatar
    Still the progress was exponential after that continuing till today
    07-15-2014 02:44 PM
  9. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Actually I know the first transistor was made in bell laboratories by William shockley, bardeen and brattain
    There were other inventions leading up to it was what I was implying. The idea that you can get a voltage across silicon, etc. It wasn't like they went, poof, here's a transistor.
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    07-15-2014 02:48 PM
  10. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Still the progress was exponential after that continuing till today
    Transistor was important but obviously the IC was the catalyst. Without that there would be no computers.
    07-15-2014 02:48 PM
  11. Chregu's Avatar
    now all we need is holographic stuff :P
    This will be even a harder sell than this 3D gesture stuff rumored for the next high-end Windows Phone device...
    07-15-2014 02:49 PM
  12. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    This will be even a harder sell than this 3D gesture stuff rumored for the next high-end Windows Phone device...
    People were playing around with holographs in the 90s/2000s. Funny how that has sort of drifted like virtual reality.
    07-15-2014 02:50 PM
  13. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    People were playing around with holographs in the 90s/2000s. Funny how that has sort of drifted like virtual reality.
    The tech wasn't good enough back then to keep up with the novel nature of the idea.
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    07-15-2014 02:54 PM
  14. altafmahmood's Avatar
    There were other inventions leading up to it was what I was implying. The idea that you can get a voltage across silicon, etc. It wasn't like they went, poof, here's a transistor.

    Yes very often it the guy who is famous or at the top rank gets all the credits. Still being an engineer I can say that there is a certain satisfaction in doing things and innovating. The awards and honour parts don't bother me.
    07-15-2014 02:58 PM
  15. sahib lopez's Avatar
    or better yet... better battery life ;)
    07-15-2014 03:00 PM
  16. altafmahmood's Avatar
    or better yet... better battery life ;)

    If it doesn't get better with updated then what is the use of updating it? ;)
    07-15-2014 03:01 PM
  17. altafmahmood's Avatar
    The tech wasn't good enough back then to keep up with the novel nature of the idea.

    I think Holographic technique is quite good nowadays with those real life projections. In India this technology was used by our current prime minister to address rally in different started at the same time
    07-15-2014 03:04 PM
  18. Chregu's Avatar
    I think Holographic technique is quite good nowadays with those real life projections. In India this technology was used by our current prime minister to address rally in different started at the same time
    I just had a look at the Wikipedia article about holograms. I don't understand them, but I am pretty sure there's no application like in science fictions.

    Many of the "holograms" in current American TV news programs and shows were just inserted computer animations.
    07-15-2014 03:27 PM
  19. sahib lopez's Avatar
    yup I think I ate a lot :P
    07-15-2014 03:49 PM
  20. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Wow today was a very serious thread about computers and cellphone and mote computers


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    07-15-2014 04:42 PM
  21. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
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    07-15-2014 04:58 PM
  22. Mohamed Ashid's Avatar
    η§γ―η–²γ‚Œγ¦γΎγ™.
    Then get some rest.
    07-15-2014 05:57 PM
  23. sahib lopez's Avatar
    η§γ―η–²γ‚Œγ¦γΎγ™.
    And here I though all you had to worry was about work


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    07-15-2014 06:46 PM
  24. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Then get some rest.
    There's no rest for the weary when they're on the grind. It is just a matter of self care and a sharper focus that will see me through.
    07-15-2014 06:55 PM
  25. sahib lopez's Avatar
    There's no rest for the weary when they're on the grind. It is just a matter of self care and a sharper focus that will see me through.
    Well then it has worked for you . Stick with it then :)


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