[TUHS] "9 skills our grandkids won't have" - Is this a TUHS topic?
mphuff at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 05:24:39 AEST 2022
At the risk of going off-topic (Linux and 90's/00's) I'll play too:
1)remembering to set ftp type to binary (that one bit me more than once, at
2)learning what a "winmodem" is and avoiding it like the plague!
3)Splitting a partition with FIPS
4)Writing an image to floppy
5)doing anything at all with a floppy, come to think of it
6)Setting jumpers on sound cards and drives
7)learning how to configure XFree86 so that it doesn't blow out your
monitor! (never happened to me, but I remember the scary warnings about it:
8)configuring PPP internet
On Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 5:14 AM steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au>
> What are the 1970’s & 1980’s Computing / IT skills “our grandkids won’t
> Whistling into a telephone while the modem is attached, because your
> keyboard has a stuck key
> - something I absolutely don’t miss.
> Having a computer in a grimy wharehouse with 400 days of uptime &
> wondering how a reboot might go?
> steve j
> 9 Skills Our Grandkids Will Never Have
> 1: Using record players, audio cassettes, and VCRs
> 2: Using analog phones
> [ or an Analog Clock ]
> 3. Writing letters by hand and mailing them
> 4. Reading and writing in cursive
> 5. Using manual research methods [
> this is a Genealogy site ]
> 6. Preparing food the old-fashioned way
> 7. Creating and mending clothing
> 8. Building furniture from scratch
> 9. Speaking the languages of their ancestors
> Steve Jenkin, IT Systems and Design
> 0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
> PO Box 38, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA
> mailto:sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au http://members.tip.net.au/~sjenkin
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