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Old 03-10-2012, 09:33 AM   #1
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Here's a couple of ads from the 1980s, it's amazing how some things have came down in price over the years.

Remember: This is in 1980s dollars....

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Old 03-10-2012, 09:37 AM   #2
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I can remember seeing a vcr in a store when they first came out. It was almost a thousand dollars.

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I think I may be the last generation to know what a VCR is and how to use one.

It really is fascinating to think how far these technologies have come in just a few decades.

My first video game system was an Atari. Now my video game system can cook me dinner.

In posting this from my phone, to a site over the Internet and it shows up instantly. Try doing that with your $595 Nokia.
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I remember that my mother had an 8 track player. Cassette tapes were just coming out and she bought an adapter to play the cassettes in the 8 track player.

Back then I was amazed at the technology.
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Remember when the vcr's had a cord connected to the remote.
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Retro ads and graphics.

I bought my dad his first color TV.

I remember VisiCalc.

I remember helping my dad install a new-fangled product called "Sheet Rock".

I remember dad's first power tool.... a Rockwell screwdriver. He still has it.
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I bought a used TV at a yard sale, an old Zenith with a remote control that was actually a tuning fork and a striker that was picked up by the TV to change the channel. Same yard sale I bought a polaroid "land" camera, I think the camara was 50 cents.

I just realized that there is no key for the cent symbol. I just can't keep up!
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...........I just realized that there is no key for the cent symbol. I just can't keep up!
You just gotta have enough to figure it out.

Hold down the Alt key, and enter 0162 on your keypad.
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You just gotta have enough to figure it out.

Hold down the Alt key, and enter 0162 on your keypad.
Yeah, like you just figured that out on your own
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You just gotta have enough to figure it out.

Hold down the Alt key, and enter 0162 on your keypad.
whats an Alt key?
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whats an Alt key?
Its the option key on mac just press that and the $4 key for the symbol
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You just gotta have enough to figure it out.

Hold down the Alt key, and enter 0162 on your keypad.
And all these times I have been doing it wrong

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Yeah, like you just figured that out on your own
He did, likely by googling it.

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I've known how to use the ASCII characters for decades. If you have done any computer programming then you have to know how to use them.
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Speaking of prices, yesterday my client gave me a copy of the book "Houses by Mail" its about the Sears and Robuck houses kits for $649 and 0
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Yeah, like you just figured that out on your own
I figured out how to use Google.
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I figured out how to use Google.
So technically someone else told (showed) you how, you didn't just randomly type alt 01 and think to yourself "hey if I add a 62 to the end I will get the symbol!"
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As a matter of fact I have gone up through the numbers to find out what happens.
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So technically someone else told (showed) you how, you didn't just randomly type alt 01 and think to yourself "hey if I add a 62 to the end I will get the symbol!"
Never said I did. I know it would be an ALT+ code, I just didn't know the digits.
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I am running a PC if I hold alt and tap 4, I get nothing. I guess it isnt that important.

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