Re: [Micronet] micronet-list Digest, Vol 7, Issue 99

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
2 messages Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: [Micronet] micronet-list Digest, Vol 7, Issue 99

David Scronce
Jon, that's the machine from my junior high!  The keyboard had a great "pushback" as we said in the days of the IBM Selectric.

This is making me miss my old Heathkit and my Commodore Pet.

David Scronce
COrWE Senior Organizational Consultant &
  Productivity Suite Change Manager
510-664-4526




On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 4:06 PM, <[hidden email]> wrote:
Send micronet-list mailing list submissions to
        [hidden email]

To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
        https://calmail.berkeley.edu/manage/list/listinfo/micronet-list@...

or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
        [hidden email]

You can reach the person managing the list at
        [hidden email]

When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
than "Re: Contents of micronet-list digest..."

Today's Topics:

   1. Micronet takes a trip down memory lane (David Scronce)
   2. Re: Friday's other Micronet picture (Patrick Schmitz)
   3. Re: Friday's other Micronet picture (Beth J MURAMOTO)


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Scronce <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Cc: 
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:57:29 -0700
Subject: [Micronet] Micronet takes a trip down memory lane
It's nice to see Micronet waxing nostalgic over 8" floppies.

In junior high, I learned to use a keypunch machine so I'd have "marketable skills." 

In one of my first jobs, around 1980, I made *paper* tapes full of holes that represented naems and addresses and carried them from the insurance company I worked for near Wall Street to the lower Manhattan Telex office. The paper tapes were always tearing so I'd have to tape them together and run them through the Telex again to make sure they still worked.  That's how a major insurance carrier did a "mail merge" in those days.

Have I told you about the word processor I used that stored documents on cassette tapes? This was at the enormous New York City Law Department.


David Scronce
COrWE Senior Organizational Consultant &
  Productivity Suite Change Manager
510-664-4526




---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Patrick Schmitz <[hidden email]>
To: Jon Johnsen <[hidden email]>, Micronet Micronet List <[hidden email]>
Cc: 
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:59:30 -0700
Subject: Re: [Micronet] Friday's other Micronet picture

Yeah, did a lot on those too. Remember the ritual at end of quarter (before the switch to semesters), which folks would dump their card decks off the roof of the dorms?

 

And then, there were the periodic frat-boy runs to collect the chad from these machines to toss as confetti at football games. Ah, the good old days…

 

From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Jon Johnsen
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2013 3:56 PM
To: Micronet Micronet List
Subject: Re: [Micronet] Friday's other Micronet picture

 

But when I was an undergrad at Berkeley, my coding was done on a machine which looked like this in one of the T buildings:

File:IBM26.jpg


Jon Johnsen
Richmond, CA

On 4/26/2013 3:40 PM, Patrick Schmitz wrote:

I spent quite a few hours as an undergrad in the basement of Evans coding on one of these:

http://iamvirtual.ca/collection/systems/minis/PDP11-10/BootMUBASIC-PDP11-10.jpg

 

Yeah, I was here that long ago…

 

Patrick

 

From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Kevin Burney
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2013 2:42 PM
To: 'Micronet Micronet List'
Subject: Re: [Micronet] Friday's other Micronet picture

 

This was my first computer.

Radio Shack TRS-80

4K of memory

 

http://oldcomputers.net/trs80i.html

 

-Kevin

 

 

 

From: [hidden email] [[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Aron Roberts
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2013 2:10 PM
To: Baril
Cc: Micronet Micronet List
Subject: Re: [Micronet] Friday's other Micronet picture

 

Oh, gawd, Roy ... Thanks for this TGIF throwback! I distinctly remember working with these very beasties - you could shake these huge 8" 'floppies' and make cool 'wobbly' noises noises - back in 1983.

While in grad school, I had a part-time job doing word processing, using WordStar, typing on a green phosphor-screen Televideo terminal connected to an S-100 bus CompuPro CP/M system. (One blessing: at least it wasn't an ADM-3A, which we still had in many computer labs at Cal during that era!)

That system looked much like this one, sans the terminal:
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=651&st=1

Noted among its specs: "External 8'' F.D. drives".

On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 1:27 PM, Baril <[hidden email]> wrote:


Hi all,

Couldn't resist.... here it is.... the 8" floppy disk!  It's big; it's actually floppy.... enjoy!

Roy


-- 
Roy A. Baril
Director of Technology
Graduate School of Journalism
University of California
121 North Gate Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
<a href="tel:510-643-9215" target="_blank">510-643-9215 -- Work
<a href="tel:510-643-9136" target="_blank">510-643-9136 -- Fax
<a href="tel:925-352-9543" target="_blank">925-352-9543 -- Cell



-------------------------------------------------------------------------
The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:

To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:

http://micronet.berkeley.edu

Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.

 




 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:
 
To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:
 
http://micronet.berkeley.edu
 
Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.

 



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Beth J MURAMOTO <[hidden email]>
To: Baril <[hidden email]>, Micronet Micronet List <[hidden email]>
Cc: 
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:06:07 -0700
Subject: Re: [Micronet] Friday's other Micronet picture
Talk about a lovely conversation thread of waxing nostalgic! This brightened my day Thanks for the laughs!

Beth


On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 1:27 PM, Baril <[hidden email]> wrote:






Hi all,

Couldn't resist.... here it is.... the 8" floppy disk!  It's big; it's actually floppy.... enjoy!

Roy



-- 
Roy A. Baril
Director of Technology
Graduate School of Journalism
University of California
121 North Gate Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
510-643-9215 -- Work
510-643-9136 -- Fax
925-352-9543 -- Cell


-------------------------------------------------------------------------
The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:

To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:

http://micronet.berkeley.edu

Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.




--
***********************************************
Beth Muramoto
Computer Resource Specialist
Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley
1650 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
Phone:  (510) 643-0203 
Fax:  (510) 643-6239

The Formula for Success:  Underpromise, overdeliver.
- Tom Peters

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage to say 'no' to other things." 

-Stephen Covey

I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. 

-Coleman Cox

***********************************************




 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:

To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:

http://micronet.berkeley.edu

Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: [Micronet] micronet-list Digest, Vol 7, Issue 99

Jon Johnsen-3
David,

Now you're making me feel even older . . .  I think my heaviest use of a keypunch machine would have been Winter Quarter in 1968, before Peoples Park.

Jon Johnsen
Richmond, CA


On 4/26/2013 4:14 PM, David Scronce wrote:
Jon, that's the machine from my junior high!  The keyboard had a great "pushback" as we said in the days of the IBM Selectric.

This is making me miss my old Heathkit and my Commodore Pet.

David Scronce
COrWE Senior Organizational Consultant &
  Productivity Suite Change Manager
510-664-4526




On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 4:06 PM, <[hidden email]> wrote:
Send micronet-list mailing list submissions to
        [hidden email]

To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
        https://calmail.berkeley.edu/manage/list/listinfo/micronet-list@...

or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
        [hidden email]

You can reach the person managing the list at
        [hidden email]

When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
than "Re: Contents of micronet-list digest..."

Today's Topics:

   1. Micronet takes a trip down memory lane (David Scronce)
   2. Re: Friday's other Micronet picture (Patrick Schmitz)
   3. Re: Friday's other Micronet picture (Beth J MURAMOTO)


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Scronce <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Cc: 
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:57:29 -0700
Subject: [Micronet] Micronet takes a trip down memory lane
It's nice to see Micronet waxing nostalgic over 8" floppies.

In junior high, I learned to use a keypunch machine so I'd have "marketable skills." 

In one of my first jobs, around 1980, I made *paper* tapes full of holes that represented naems and addresses and carried them from the insurance company I worked for near Wall Street to the lower Manhattan Telex office. The paper tapes were always tearing so I'd have to tape them together and run them through the Telex again to make sure they still worked.  That's how a major insurance carrier did a "mail merge" in those days.

Have I told you about the word processor I used that stored documents on cassette tapes? This was at the enormous New York City Law Department.


David Scronce
COrWE Senior Organizational Consultant &
  Productivity Suite Change Manager
510-664-4526




---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Patrick Schmitz <[hidden email]>
To: Jon Johnsen <[hidden email]>, Micronet Micronet List <[hidden email]>
Cc: 
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:59:30 -0700
Subject: Re: [Micronet] Friday's other Micronet picture

Yeah, did a lot on those too. Remember the ritual at end of quarter (before the switch to semesters), which folks would dump their card decks off the roof of the dorms?

 

And then, there were the periodic frat-boy runs to collect the chad from these machines to toss as confetti at football games. Ah, the good old days…

 

From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Jon Johnsen
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2013 3:56 PM
To: Micronet Micronet List
Subject: Re: [Micronet] Friday's other Micronet picture

 

But when I was an undergrad at Berkeley, my coding was done on a machine which looked like this in one of the T buildings:

File:IBM26.jpg


Jon Johnsen
Richmond, CA

On 4/26/2013 3:40 PM, Patrick Schmitz wrote:

I spent quite a few hours as an undergrad in the basement of Evans coding on one of these:

http://iamvirtual.ca/collection/systems/minis/PDP11-10/BootMUBASIC-PDP11-10.jpg

 

Yeah, I was here that long ago…

 

Patrick

 

From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Kevin Burney
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2013 2:42 PM
To: 'Micronet Micronet List'
Subject: Re: [Micronet] Friday's other Micronet picture

 

This was my first computer.

Radio Shack TRS-80

4K of memory

 

http://oldcomputers.net/trs80i.html

 

-Kevin

 

 

 

From: [hidden email] [[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Aron Roberts
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2013 2:10 PM
To: Baril
Cc: Micronet Micronet List
Subject: Re: [Micronet] Friday's other Micronet picture

 

Oh, gawd, Roy ... Thanks for this TGIF throwback! I distinctly remember working with these very beasties - you could shake these huge 8" 'floppies' and make cool 'wobbly' noises noises - back in 1983.

While in grad school, I had a part-time job doing word processing, using WordStar, typing on a green phosphor-screen Televideo terminal connected to an S-100 bus CompuPro CP/M system. (One blessing: at least it wasn't an ADM-3A, which we still had in many computer labs at Cal during that era!)

That system looked much like this one, sans the terminal:
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=651&st=1

Noted among its specs: "External 8'' F.D. drives".

On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 1:27 PM, Baril <[hidden email]> wrote:


Hi all,

Couldn't resist.... here it is.... the 8" floppy disk!  It's big; it's actually floppy.... enjoy!

Roy


-- 
Roy A. Baril
Director of Technology
Graduate School of Journalism
University of California
121 North Gate Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
<a moz-do-not-send="true" href="tel:510-643-9215" target="_blank">510-643-9215 -- Work
<a moz-do-not-send="true" href="tel:510-643-9136" target="_blank">510-643-9136 -- Fax
<a moz-do-not-send="true" href="tel:925-352-9543" target="_blank">925-352-9543 -- Cell



-------------------------------------------------------------------------
The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:

To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:

http://micronet.berkeley.edu

Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.

 




 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:
 
To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:
 
http://micronet.berkeley.edu
 
Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.

 



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Beth J MURAMOTO <[hidden email]>
To: Baril <[hidden email]>, Micronet Micronet List <[hidden email]>
Cc: 
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:06:07 -0700
Subject: Re: [Micronet] Friday's other Micronet picture
Talk about a lovely conversation thread of waxing nostalgic! This brightened my day Thanks for the laughs!

Beth


On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 1:27 PM, Baril <[hidden email]> wrote:






Hi all,

Couldn't resist.... here it is.... the 8" floppy disk!  It's big; it's actually floppy.... enjoy!

Roy



-- 
Roy A. Baril
Director of Technology
Graduate School of Journalism
University of California
121 North Gate Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
510-643-9215 -- Work
510-643-9136 -- Fax
925-352-9543 -- Cell


-------------------------------------------------------------------------
The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:

To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:

http://micronet.berkeley.edu

Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.




--
***********************************************
Beth Muramoto
Computer Resource Specialist
Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley
1650 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
Phone:  (510) 643-0203 
Fax:  (510) 643-6239

The Formula for Success:  Underpromise, overdeliver.
- Tom Peters

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage to say 'no' to other things." 

-Stephen Covey

I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. 

-Coleman Cox

***********************************************





 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:

To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:

http://micronet.berkeley.edu

Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.


 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:

To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:

http://micronet.berkeley.edu

Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.