stephan wrote:I can dig what you're saying Paul. I collect gems and mineral crystals. (Well,I used to till I became retired and cash isnt as available as before,hahahaha)...but I made a program in DOS and BASIC on my IBM 8088 and huge floppy disk . I dont remember the memory capabilities or capacity back that far,but the program I made was to list all of my speciments,and give the viewer the option of looking at a 3D diagram of the crystal system each mineral/gem was associated with. Doing this,I inadvertently created my own windows before there was such a thing as Microsoft and Windows. If I only knew then what I know now...could have been one o' those billionaires,hahaha. ANYWAY...the lead in screen was a simple wire 3D brilliant cut diamond that exploded with tech facet taking off in random directions. The diamond would explode about every 30 seconds,and the pieces would tumble about until they left the edges of the screen,and the whole process would start over.At the bottom of the screen was my menu or options that the curious viewer could select. Each specimen I have has a number I assigned to it,and the viewer could type in the number,enter it,and the description would come up with additional options to return to the main menu,or to look at the specimens 3D crystal system and more. Even with the little bit of memory available,the program worked like a charm,and I believe I still have a dot matrix hard copy of the program somewhere. It took me about 6 weeks to program the set up. I kinda miss those days,but at my age,I no longer have that kind of patience...and have gotten lazy since the birth of MS Windows.
I collect gems and mineral crystals.
Shadowcaster wrote:Thats a lot of computing power the new cartoons are very good but I still like the old ones.
Tom and Jerry
Fozzer wrote:Its a world of difference now, between Sesame Street, Thunderbirds (are go!), and the original Star Wars!
I get annoyed now, if I get confused between watching real stuff and CGI stuff mixed together, in the latest Movies!
It used to be plain and simple in the Olden Days, when you could actually see the strings, and paper models!..... ...!
Its all getting much too clever now, for its own good!... ...!
"Transformers" is ridiculous!.... ...!
"Sponge Bob" is OK!... ...!
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