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ladydi

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I think that the only reason my husband is putting up with my obsession is because he is inheriting my WiFi. But I think that he sort or raised an eyebrow when I told him that I had to stay home all day and sit in the front porch until the FedEx person comes. I never sit on the front porch.[/QUOTE]

I told mine that I needed to stay home from work and get some things done that I have been putting off. I sound virtuous instead of OCD! :D
 

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Oh, I could learn from you.... My husband is HIGHLY suspicious of me at this point.

As for my boss? I called out sick Wed. afternoon. Now I can't POSSIBLY call out or stay home for personal reasons tomorrow! What the HELL was I thinking?
 
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I think that the only reason my husband is putting up with my obsession is because he is inheriting my WiFi. But I think that he sort or raised an eyebrow when I told him that I had to stay home all day and sit in the front porch until the FedEx person comes. I never sit on the front porch.

I told mine that I needed to stay home from work and get some things done that I have been putting off. I sound virtuous instead of OCD! :D[/QUOTE]

I was supposed to be doing that today, but I have not gotten much done. Instead, I have been sitting here watching the tracking and the forum. I am supposed to be cleaning my office. :D

PS. I do remember that my father had a Commodore 64 before I had the 386. :)
 

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I don't have any questions. You are the one who questioned me and doubted. I guess I mis-counted when I said almost 30 years. It was more like 32 years. I guess some people don't believe that dinasours existed! :D

I am one of the last "dinosaurs" I think.

Still running the mainframe. zOS. :D


Not quite the last dinosaur. I retired from IBM last year after 30 years of selling those mainframes. I programmed my first one back in college in 1970 with punch cards on a keypunch machine. It was a System 360 model 65 with a whopping 1 MB of real "core (donut) memory". My first personal computer was a 64K IBM PC with two 5 1/4 inch diskette drives and a green screen monitor in 1981. IBM employee purchase for $5000. (1981 dollars)!!!!! Waiting on my 3G 64GB ipad (my second one 32GB WiFi)

I am on the customer side as opposed to the vendor.
I am hoping i can eek out another 3 years until I can retire without being outsourced.
 
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I have always been a techno geek, I admit. Or at least I "thought" I was a techno geek. I was one of the first civilians to own a PC, one of the first adopters of the original cell phones that looked and weighed more like a brick then a candy bar. But I always resisted Apple. My father on the other hand was constantly trying to "convert me". And my reply was always, "a serious programmer" would NEVER own a mac. As of 2 weeks ago, my personal desktop is a mac mini sharing a monitor with my work PC, and I have owned an iPhone 3G since it was released and upgraded to an iPhone 3GS as soon as it was available. Now I can't remember the reasons I resisted all those years and I am anxiously (read, barely able to sleep at night or concentrate at work during the day) awaiting my ipad WIFI + 3G. Does this mean I've been assimilated?

It does mean you have been assimilated! I have to admit that I'm on my way as well. I would never have considered a Mac before the iPad came out (like you, the "serious programmer" thing). Now I want to dump my blackberry for an iPhone (please please come to Verizon!!!) and I will certainly look at Mac before buying my next personal computer.
 

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sisters!

mustangSally, ladydi, DanaTheEwok: Allow me to bend a couple of knees in humility and gratitude. I recall punch cards in high school and college. But I never understood them. In between, there was a long interval of literature, philosophy, and literary theory. In 1988, I bought my first computer, an Apple IIc, with 5 1/4 " floppies. I've had only Apples ever since.

In 1994, I found myself directly confronting this "email" thing, and Mosaic, and—omg—raw telnet connections to multi-user domains (clients came later). They were all intoxicating for how they gave me access to language in mind-bending ways. I would not take anything for those heady and transformative days.

So I've only skimmed the surface of this trajectory, but it's been more, way more than enough to revere folks like you who hurtled down the early, gnarly days of this path. I may not understand precisely your contributions, but I do appreciate them. I really do.

And it's delightful that you're just as psyched as I am about the iPad 3G!!! Mine's due by 3 PM tomorrow.

Joy soon,

13Blackbirds
 

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Here's the scenario:
I ordered 2, 3g's arriving here hopefully Friday mid-day. I'm surprising my wife with one for no special occasion other than why not.
I have a great dinner planned at home, even champagne and candle light.
It will be a fun surprise!
My problem is, should I open mine when it arrives (she'll be at work all day) and set it up and play with it, or should I keep it packaged (with LOTS of will power) and wait until I surprise her, and we both will enjoy the same experience of excitement at the same time?
I do have will power, but damn, I've been pre-ordered for 6 weeks and have been going crazy waiting like all of us....
What to do...:)

Who ARE you and are there more like you?! Lol!

I say you open them both and install a romantic song on hers that is playing when you give it to her. Get the wifi and 3G all set up and get logged into the iTunes store so she can start buying right away. This way you can play all day long and still score major points for being incredibly romantic - a win/win!

Let us know what you decide to do and how it goes! :D

I agree! ... open both & set them up... add some nice apps & a little $ itunes account for her... have fun!!
 

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Those Were The Days

I did not buy my own for home until sometime in the eighties. We just had them at work. When did you buy yours?
My first PC was a 286x in 1986 (?) that my future (current) husband and I purchased for $2000 with the proceeds of a computer program that he sold to my then current employer for making gobal JCL changes, which was really necessary since my current consulting assignment at that time was to convert a JCL shop from JES2 to JES3. Any other questions?


I don't have any questions. You are the one who questioned me and doubted. I guess I mis-counted when I said almost 30 years. It was more like 32 years. I guess some people don't believe that dinasours existed! :D


Sorry Guys I Have You All Beat On Original Computer Systems. I started on A GTE Teletype Paper Roll Printer with Paper Tape Spooler Keypunch As The Memory. It Was Connected To An Acoustic GTE Phone Coupler Using The Old AT&T Telephone. The High Point Was A Print Out Of A Playboy Pinup GIRL (Which Used To Take 1 1/2 Hours To Print Out) This Print Out Was Composed Of Dots, Plus We Used Fortran, Cobol, And Basic as Programing Language.

Plus We Had Cannining Wars Against Other Schools In Which We Canceled Their Central School Files.

Plus I still Use My Apple Newton Even Now With A WiFI Card Connected To My Mac Server System.

Now Those Were The Days In 1973......

Regards,

The Phantom Strikes Again....:cool::cool::cool:
 

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Swear to God, I saw a fat guy in a red suit heading down out of the North sky with a huge bag of ipads slung over his shoulder. Heading straight for my house! For real!
 

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Get a dog. No way are you going to miss a Fed Ex delivery with a dog.

We have two (OES). Put those boys on the deck and the whole neighborhood will know when my iPad arrives. They want the treats the FedEx person brings!
 
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