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14 Dec 2013, 2:42 pm

Found this article, and I'm sure you will enjoy it.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... ernet.html

Wonder if the guy is an aspie?



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14 Dec 2013, 3:40 pm

It isn't necessary to be an Aspie to be skilled with computers.



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14 Dec 2013, 4:31 pm

The Imac came out in 1998, which makes it 15 years old, not 27 years old. --Still though, what's the point of putting a computer from 1986 on the internet besides saying that it can be accomplished?

Sure you can do this, but can you really do anything with it once you have accplished this?


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14 Dec 2013, 5:45 pm

Fogman wrote:
... what's the point of putting a computer from 1986 on the internet besides saying that it can be accomplished? Sure you can do this, but can you really do anything with it once you have accomplished this?

George Mallory is famously quoted as having replied to the question "Why do you want to climb Mount Everest?" with the retort "Because it's there", which has been called "the most famous three words in mountaineering".

Why connect an iMac to the Internet?

Because it's there.



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14 Dec 2013, 5:57 pm

Thats nothing compared to this guy who used a 1964 modem to connect his laptop to the internet.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9dpXHnJXaE[/youtube]



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14 Dec 2013, 5:58 pm

Max000 wrote:
Thats nothing compared to this guy who used a 1964 modem to connect his laptop to the internet.

Or the various means that amateur radio operators use to send and receive Morse Code with their laptops.



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16 Dec 2013, 9:33 am

That's a Mac Plus, not an iMac. ;) Trust me, I know a few things about vintage Macs, and despite finding modern Macs to be merely overpriced PCs in shiny cases, I have an appreciation for the older, pre-x86 Macs.



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17 Feb 2014, 12:18 am

mr_bigmouth_502 wrote:
That's a Mac Plus, not an iMac. ;) Trust me, I know a few things about vintage Macs, and despite finding modern Macs to be merely overpriced PCs in shiny cases, I have an appreciation for the older, pre-x86 Macs.


I do too, as they were special. A few models of the LC Family Macs could be fitted with a card that could allow the computer to run Apple II, II+, and IIe/IIc software.


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