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Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

Unfortunately, I Really Am That Nerdy

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Imagine this scene...

(100 years in the future... you are watching television. Or at least your spirit or something. And on comes... Antiques Roadshow.)

"...And it's still in mint condition; it was never taken out of the shrinkwrap!"
"This N64 still plays its games, but it is very difficult to find a television that still uses these connectors."
"..and even the instruction manual is included!"
"Unfortunately, Windows is installed, which detracts from the value significantly."
"We can't be sure of the exact contents, as they were replaced by GDSDs over 30 years ago. But this CD is undamaged, so should still work in a period computer."
"...only had a 40-gigabyte hard drive..."

Sort of weird, when you realize that in 100 years, all this modern technology will be antiques.

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"...and even the instruction manual is included!"

100 years? That's already becoming rare!

You think that's weird, I can't get over what's already considered "old" in the computer industry, and I just got into computers 10 years ago! My first brand-new computer was a 386-16 with a whopping 10 MB hard drive, 2 MB RAM, 2400bps (!) modem, and IBM DOS 4.01. It was smoking!
I was so happy when I finally saved up the $140 needed for the 6MB RAM upgrade!!

I just hope DVDs will last long enough for me to get my money's worth. :)

I keep trying to imagine Godsmack, Disturbed, and Linkin Park as oldie groups.. o_O;

In a hundred years' time... yikes, it's unthinkable, really. My first PC, an 08386 SX 25Mhz, had 2MB of RAM and an 80MB HDD - that's already considered pretty much an antique, and it's not yet ten years old.

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