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Jack Rupert, PE
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Re: We've come a long way.
Jack Rupert, PE   8/28/2012 2:33:34 PM
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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
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Re: We've come a long way.
Rob Spiegel   8/28/2012 1:58:45 PM
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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.

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Jack Rupert, PE   8/28/2012 1:42:17 PM
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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.

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We've come a long way.
naperlou   8/28/2012 8:46:14 AM
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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. 

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