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Home Computer, 1979 by myrnajacobs Home Computer, 1979 by myrnajacobs
This should be in scaps and I'll change it later, but for now I though some of you might get a laugh at the 'computer room' at our home in the late 70s. Maybe someone can tell me what kind of computers those are.. and the modem.. well, ha ha..

Oh and note the posters... Star Trek and D and D... geek heaven.. :D
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khristopherson Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The computer in the back (with the bunny ears) is a TRS-80 Color computer. I also noticed that can of WD-40 in the corner... This is an awesome picture.
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myrnajacobs Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks. I love the 'history' of all that stuff. I used to go around the house taking photos of the rooms.. still do because I find it so interesting to see the backgrounds in family photos. I'm happy you get it!
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DIE-MASCHINE Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beutiful.
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myrnajacobs Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Pretty fun, isn't it!
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DIE-MASCHINE Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I have allways been fasinated with vintage comuting.
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PawsOfSharpClaw Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hawooo!! ^^

Oh well, my second celler-computer-room looks really near like that :) Okey, the technics there are a bit newer... a Commodore 64 from 1986, double-floppy-154I, printer Seikosha SP-180 VC, it's the main computer down there... next to a HP Kayak double-866MHz for mp3 playing :D

BTW I love 5,25 ich floppies :D:D:D How many things I programmed unter BASIC 2.0...
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myrnajacobs Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Photographer
I knew all the older techies would enjoy this! This room belonged to my two sons. They belonged to groups that basically pirated programs...or shared, to be more generous. At that time, it was all modem, so the phone lines were pretty much tied up all the time. Fun times. Thanks for visiting.
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PawsOfSharpClaw Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hawooo!! ^^

Yeah, I remember. Here in Germany it was really hard to get a modem - and the do-it-yourself-market was your best friend to selfbuilt a modem :D

Yeah, the good old times ^^
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micdt Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
ahh, sentimental journey...
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myrnajacobs Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yes, those were the days!
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chi-lis Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello!
Your work has been featured here: [link]
Hope you'll enjoy it. ^^v
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myrnajacobs Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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KarenFiore Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I did not think anyone owned a home computer in the late 70's ...I remember the huge one at the place I worked, it was in an air conditioned room...wow this is so cool.
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myrnajacobs Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Both my sons were quite computer literate even early on. Evan, who was really just a child, wrote code every day before we even got a computer and he'd go down to the local Radio Shack and ask the guys to let him see if it ran like he thought it would. He still works with computers... but as a supervisor for Visual Effects. Guess it paid off.
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KarenFiore Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It sure did. My middle son is the same way. Although he is a geologist his second love is computers. He took all kinds of computer programming in High school. And is putting together some kind of map thing for his job...he shows me, and I am clueless but it blows me away.
I am lucky I can use the basics on CS4 and use google. LOL
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myrnajacobs Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
I learn something new every day but I really need a class so I can do web sites easily.
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KarenFiore Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I want to take a classes in photoshop someday. And I would love to work with models in a studio just to see what that is like.
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myrnajacobs Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Sometimes there will be 'model shoots' for people to practice with. People who want to model come and just hope for good shots. They have those in California anyway.

PS classes.. oh yes... I buy books and try to learn a little something each day.
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KarenFiore Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I have seen a few, but when they come along, I never have the extra cash...I have a few books on PS...but I am such a visual learner...and I like to have someone near...
But then again..lol
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LithiumFlowerx Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
if i remember those...does it make me old? :lol:
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myrnajacobs Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Professional Photographer
No, it'doesn't ..because it was my son's and he was very young then and still is young.
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mygreymatter Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
I love it! This is even before my computer time. We didn't get our first one until 1984. But I recognize this stuff. :)
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myrnajacobs Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Professional Photographer
Isn't it fun. My son, Evan, began doing simple programing at a very young age...before we even had a computer! He'd go down to the local computer store and get them to let him run the programs to see if they worked. That was one of his first computers. LOL My other son has the other one in the room. They both belonged to a 'bulletin board' where they could get programs and software, etc. funny and is so amazingly old fashioned. I wonder how our computers now will look in a few years.
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mygreymatter Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
Well even computers that are 10 years old, let alone 30, look ancient compared to what we have now. We have some "old" (read 5-6 years) IBMs at work and we laugh at them when we find them. So clunky. Yet I find old technology oddly comforting. If I was rich and had the room I'd probably collect old computers and such just for the heck of it. And of course I'd want them to work.
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myrnajacobs Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Professional Photographer
I have an old Mac G3 which was sooooo state of the art at the time but looks like an elephant now. Even the laptop I'm on now is clunky by comparison to new models... and omg, it doesn't ahve a built in camera! :P
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FreakyLaurent Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Professional Photographer
sayyyy . . .

That layout on the video game looks very familiar !

By Chance is it rescue on the fraculus ?

:D
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anon-irisX Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006
HAHAHA that's awesome! Huge antennas, 5.25" floppies, the good ol' BASIC.. it's all here!

What a golden age for computing :D
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myrnajacobs Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006  Professional Photographer
Oh yes. My son learned to write 'basic' before he even had a computer. Then he insisted we do that thing on the wall. LOL Those huge floppies were filled with games that he got from a guy who ran a board card Pigstye...
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anon-irisX Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006
Oh they must have been the days! :D
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myrnajacobs Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006  Professional Photographer
It's funny, but I had no idea it would ever be like this. We lived in silicon valley when Apple was a new company and everybody thought it was cool... but we just didn't have any perspective.
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anon-irisX Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2006
I see what you mean... haha when you think about it, your setup woldn't have been very practical unless you were a developer or such who would use the equipment for work..
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BridesNightie Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
I wonder if thats a Commodore computer? The pic out scifi's modern scifi! :D
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myrnajacobs Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005  Professional Photographer
thanks.. it's such a fun shot I think.. :D
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thirtynine Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2005
Haha, so awesome. I actually have crates like thoes :D
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myrnajacobs Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2005  Professional Photographer
I thought you'd laugh at that one... those crates are still awfully handy too. :P
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luciobarra Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2005
amazing deviation! i love that 70's style:D
and the posters....too cool!
cheers -JEZ-
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myrnajacobs Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2005  Professional Photographer
Thanks, pretty fun. The motto is NEVER THROW AWAY A BAD PHOTO... you never know when they'll look cool! he he..

Oh your gallery is cool. I like your work. it's clean and nice. Web design courses... damn, I need that!
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timeisatraveller Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2005
Good times.. :giggle: I was just looking at some old photos at my mum's, there was one where mum was pregnant with me, and posing next to a computer exactly like that.. :D That was in 1985 though.. Anyway, I really like the photo! :) (this one, I mean..)
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spinalis Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005
star trek is absolutely great!(i almost never use the word great)...lucky you for having computer then or?
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Treiziste Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005  Professional General Artist
Wow. That's messed up. lol Check out the super nerd. ;) :D Hey I actually love this shot, it's so cool in a way that I shouldn't ever admit to liking. :D I didn't get my first PC until 1996. Prior to that my only computer system was the Vectrex which was made my Milton Bradley. It was and still is one of my favourite toys, because of how fun the bloody thing is! It was one of the first ever games platforms that used cartridges, only that the monitor was built into the system and the screen was b&w and used vector graphics. For colour I had to put plastic overlays on the screen. =P
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myrnajacobs Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005  Professional Photographer
You are a cyber baby aren't you..!!
I never had or saw one of those things you describe, but I do still own those first Atari games and the whatchamacallit that plugs into your tv. Damn, plastic over the screen. That is so funny.

:D LOL
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Treiziste Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005  Professional General Artist
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myrnajacobs Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005  Professional Photographer
LOL! =D They are having such a good manical time! he he...
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Treiziste Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005  Professional General Artist
When I play I do it with the expression the mother is wearing.
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myrnajacobs Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005  Professional Photographer
LOL... I don't EVEN want to be there... :D
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Treiziste Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005  Professional General Artist
Pfft.. how many Startrek science officer outfits do you have in your wardrobe?
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