HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Comments
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 4/4
Jack Rupert, PE
User Rank
Platinum
Re: We've come a long way.
Jack Rupert, PE   8/28/2012 2:33:34 PM
NO RATINGS
Good observation Rob.  I wonder how many people who click on that every day have actually used one...or a 5-1/4" which actually was floppy.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: We've come a long way.
Rob Spiegel   8/28/2012 1:58:45 PM
NO RATINGS
Talking about the era of disks, I recently noticed that the icon for saving Word files (in the upper left-hand corner) is a floppy disk. Funny that's still the image that Word uses all these years after the disk era.

Jack Rupert, PE
User Rank
Platinum
Re: We've come a long way.
Jack Rupert, PE   8/28/2012 1:42:17 PM
NO RATINGS
The other big change is that back then the Maintenance Station was considered a tool for the Maintenance Department, just like their meters and scopes.  Same thing for the "lunchbox" computers (i.e., the precursor to the laptops and tablets) that were used for system support.  Today's systems for those functions require multiple layers of signoff by IT.

naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
We've come a long way.
naperlou   8/28/2012 8:46:14 AM
NO RATINGS
Reading through all the things you had to do in that era brings back memories.  The third party memory manager, the floppy disks to transfer data.  The problem with the magnetized screwdriver...  Much has changed, and improved, since those days.  Fortunately, the storage devices we now have are much more resilient. 

<<  <  Page 4/4


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
The new draw-it-on-a-napkin is the CAD program. As CAD programs become more ubiquitous and easier to use, they have replaced 2D sketching for early concepting.
These free camps are designed for children ages 10 to 18. Attendees are introduced to 3D CAD software and shown how 3D printers can make their work a reality. Here we check out the stops in California and Utah.
A University of Chicago graduate has invented a compact elliptical trainer that lets people work out at their desk while they work.
Dean Kamen told an audience at MD&M East 2014 that FDA regulators aren't to blame for stalling innovation in the medical device industry. Hear what he had to say.
Battery maker LG Chem Power Inc. plans to offer a new cell chemistry that could serve as the foundation for an affordable electric car with a 200-mile driving range by 2017.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/17/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/13/2014 10:00 a.m. California / 1:00 p.m. New York / 6:00 p.m. London
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Aug 4 - 8, Introduction to Linux Device Drivers
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: August 12 - 14
Sponsored by igus
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service