Legacy Hardware topic
Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:33 PM
If you wish, tell us about old game systems, but Legacy hardware refers to any old scanner or trusty card reader as well
Do you use PC's Serial or Parallel ports of old? Do you still wind up using old Internet or USB 1.0/1.1 at all?
For me, yeah, I use a Canon i-series printer for it's affordable ink and relatively good prints, it uses USB thankfully, but I did try to get an old scanner, I used the Parallel port for Bi-Directional storage, I bought an HP data based DAT drive, using SCSI, and a SCSI PCI card to support SCSI opticals! haha
Just keep that around for a nice retro rig. I also obtained an original 5 and quarter FLOPPY disk drive for old ATARI game software, if nothing else
I have Toshiba Pentium 90Mhz laptops still, amazingly those old Lithium Ion batts still function!
First PCMCIA (PC Card) media card reader I still have, but compared to USB, still slow and you notice PC Card feels too long in the tooth now, since I keep using it, but I have a PC Express card slot with no expansion just yet, been holding off on USB 3.0 for that however.
Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:46 PM
I mentioned my exposure to the oldest tech was Apple II series in the late 1970s, I even got to do a learning course on TOUCH SCREEN Control Data system or something similar. In the age of the Apple, scanning of photos and the modem I saw evolve along with MIDI and other various Multimedia and telecommunication come to the consumer, it was all too expensive too, my dad invested in a system based on my input as well as other kids in our family who also were exposed to Apple. I remember us shopping for a VCR and going with Beta too, but it wasn't as much input on my end as some might think, though I learned Beta was thought highly for it's attributes as the best tape format, though not as widely accepted.
For consoles, I used to play them in the stores as they were setup to show off systems, the age of Atari 2600 and Intellivision, Sega Master System, etc.
My Apple //c is one fine portable Apple from 1984, the age of the original MAC as well, and I plan to keep my Apple //c for all my retro software there.
I felt I must have a Floppy Disk of the modern variety, used on Apple and PC, and for many a year. Strangely and funny enough, in the used market, I scored a Sony Mavica digital camera using floppy disk storage, it was a lot of fun to see this media have even more life!
Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:59 AM
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