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Trip down memory lane

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by BB Bobcat, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. BB Bobcat

    BB Bobcat Active Member

    Look what I found in my closet...


    Thing still thought it was July 17, 1994 when I turned it on. Had an old gamer in there too.

    Also had couplers.

    My kids reaction to it was priceless.

    "Does this get the internet? How do you send an email?"
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  2. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    One w/couplers for sale at $250 on eBay, too:

  3. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Beats the heck out of the old Teleram, which weighed about 25 pounds (lot of fun lugging through airport concourses), saved files to a cassette tape in the li'l door in front and had such static-electricity problems that you'd often have to drape a damp towel over this electric contraption.

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  4. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Had one of those. Yes, it does bring back memories. Thanks for posting.
  5. BenPoquette

    BenPoquette Active Member

    The thing is, think about how damn handy those were at the time. I LOVED mine.
  6. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    Trying to type a story on my ipad sometimes makes me long for those trs80.
  7. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    That thing gives me flashbacks to driving around North Georgia looking for a phone I could send my gamer story on; finally found one with about 6 minutes to spare at a waiting room in an ER in Chatsworth.

    Damn, now I think I'm breaking out in hives.
  8. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    I still have a couple of the TSR-80s somewhere. Anyone snap pencils to put in the holes on the bottom side to prop the screen so it was easier to see?
  9. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    If I remember correctly, wasn't the upgrade to this model one that showed 12 or 16 lines of copy? I'm sure I thought at the time that there never would be anything better than that. It was a thing of beauty when you were connected to the office and saw your story scroll right in front of you to ensure complete transmission.
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Fucking couplers. Never fucking worked. And half the time the POS transmitted stories as coding.

    We've come a long way fast, baby.
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  11. BB Bobcat

    BB Bobcat Active Member

    Yes! The 200!

    It definitely felt like you'd hit the big time if you got one of those.
  12. BenPoquette

    BenPoquette Active Member

    I am having a total mental lapse. What did you have to type at the end of your story to make sure the system knew your transmission was done? Wasn't it "$$$" or something like that?
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