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Windows 7: Tech gadgets we once loved but since abandoned (Photos)

28 Dec 2012   #1
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 10
Tech gadgets we once loved but since abandoned (Photos)

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28 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I never had any of that stuff but sure as heck remember all of first construction job and first week on the job, I found my boss's pager....needless to say and had a pretty good bonus in my first

Nice post.
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28 Dec 2012   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Slide rule is the only one I didn't have but my father did.
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28 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

My dad still has an external modem like that. I also have a student job at school and they still have 1 or 2 typwriters like the one pictured there.
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29 Dec 2012   #5
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

We still have that dial up modem stored away somewhere here, exact same model except with a different label (it's not purple). Reminds me of the good times with the dial tones screaming with the fury of a thousand suns before we could surf the WWW.

I'd have thought slide rules would still be relevant though, especially in more mathematically inclined occupations.
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31 Dec 2012   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Still have my slide rule...somewhere.
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01 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Slide rule is the only one I didn't have but my father did.
If I recall correctly I had a K&E log log decitrig.

Another thing I didn't keep.
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01 Jan 2013   #8
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

I still have my slide rule and its made out of bamboo. Hated those pagers. I'll be out running service calls and dispatch would page and then had to find a pay phone. US Robotics was the big dog in data for a number of years. I remember getting a 56k dial-up and waiting on my ISP to upgrade their side.

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