Five Things We Don't Miss About Old-School Computing
3. Download Dilemma
Downloading in the Web era is pretty easy: You click a link, and...actually, that's pretty much it. But in the days before Mosaic hit the scene, you had your choice of download protocols, sporting names like Kermit, Sealink, Punter, XMODEM, YMODEM, and (wait for it) ZMODEM. (Some also included variants, like XMODEM-1k and ZMODEM-90.)
True story: Twenty years ago, when I was working at a computer store, it took three people to get an incredibly hefty NEC laser printer up the narrow stairs to the second floor. Not only is the laser printer that now sits on my desk more powerful than that old NEC,
Which system had better games, the Apple II or the Commodore 64? Which was better for low-cost desktop publishing, the Amiga or the Atari ST? From half-joking jibes to all-out flame wars, debates over people's computer preferences sometimes seemed inescapable. RAM, storage, graphics capabilities, expansion options--all were used as ammunition in a seemingly
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