Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn
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Bearded Silicon

What makes a computer feel old to me? Present signs:

==Old==

  • PS2 ports
  • Serial Ports
  • Parallel Ports
  • Using IDE interface (having it is not old, yet)
  • No DVI port (although laptops are not penalised for VGA only, yet)
  • No APM/ACPI (on a desktop)
  • Modems
==Retro==
  • 5 1/4" floppy drive
  • No FPU
  • No builtin NIC
  • Non-usb joystick
  • Turbo switch (doesn't have to work)
  • No APM/ACPI (on a laptop)
  • That huge centronics connector... if you're a geek, you know what I'm talking about
  • Null-modem adapters
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