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LOL A cute little blast from my past

Discussion in 'General' started by Shirty, 24 Sep 2015.

  1. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    I've been spending the evening browsing through some old copies of PC Zone (for the sake of nostalgia). Imagine my mirth and surprise when I got to the 'Bits and PCs' section of an issue from over 20 years ago and found this little nugget of ignorance submitted by yours truly (last letter):

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    Admittedly, it was a crushing response from Mr. Burgess due to my 12 year old ignorance, but there was a silver lining: Off the back of this letter I managed to convince my folks an upgrade was in order, and they spent a couple of grand on a 486 (yay!) SX25 (boo!) based rig.

    Made me smile this evening :)
     
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  2. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    I was expecting a picture of you in your wifes swimsuit to be honest.

    It does show the value of magazines back in the day though. A few googles would sort out such questions these days.
     
  3. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Aye, Google was half a decade off in those days, I don't think we even had a modem at that point!
     
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  4. Yadda

    Yadda Well-Known Member

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    I hope your 12 year old self replied:

    "*you're"

    :D
     
  5. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    With the immediacy of the internet as an information resource, it's easy for people to forget that tech magazines, word of mouth and, occasionally, dial in BBS sites (don't ask about the phone bill) were the only ways to cure our ignorance.

    My first forays onto the net in the early to mid nineties were very much text based affairs, but the handful of people out there with net access were largely techies by nature - it was blissful.
     
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    Xir Well-Known Member

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    In the late eighties, ifyou had a question nooene in school could answer, next months computer club meeting was the next best chance.
    (or browsing through some old PC-mags at the local library)

    Aaaargh, imagine waiting a month for advice!
     
  7. Ljs

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    Awwwwwwwwwww!
     
  8. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    BAHAHAHA This is brilliant.

    God I miss the good old days of PC Zone. I used to look forward to them reviewing crap games because the reviews themselves were so hilarious.
     
  9. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    We all had to start somewhere...
     
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    My brother one a pretty amazing PC in a PC Zone competition when Z Steel Soldiers came out, and was pleasantly surprised when Rhianna Pratchett was the one who called him..
     

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