Two old 9 track tape drives. One of them is a reel to reel with automatic tape loading.
Yes, *that* Exatron.
It always felt like a "real computer" long after it was obsolete.
Yeah. my trash-80 model III had 5.25s.
That could hold a whole bunch of games and then you could turn them over and use the other side for a bunch more games... Then came things like colors and graphics, and suddenly a game was more than 10kbytes :)
I remember those model IIIs. Fun stuff. Built a database engine in BASIC.
Today, there are already people who ask "why does the 'Save' icon look like that?" because they've never seen a 3.5" floppy disk.
10-20 years from now, when all storage is solid state and HDD's are a relic of history, there will be people who ask "why is it called a 'disk' ... and why is the symbol for it a cylinder?"
I hate auto save of any application, Google Drive uses auto save. Many times when working on something I like to "save as" using version numbers. With auto save it is more work to copy a document, rename it, and work on it.
Why do they say "Dial a phone?"
And I hate when people use "filming" for their cell phone. Film is a chemical process, video is an electronic process. Fuckers changing the language, anybody who uses "film" when they are shooting video are worse than Zuckerberg. (yeah I said it.)
"Are you filming?"
"No, we're videotaping."
And now, even the tape is gone.
"Just like the one Perry Mason used in his car..."
I am more of a cassette and Kansas City Standard format man myself. Just kidding of course. I used whatever "standard" that Clive Sinclair and his buddies came up with. I even spent extra on the tapes that had the little reel to reel in the plastic case. Still have some of them. Should really transfer that before the earths magnetic field does them in. Damn magnetic field. Curse thee.
Nowadays, the popular storage medium for retro enthusiasts is an SD Card attached to a controller that emulates the target host's native interface.
Wouldn't you like to send *that* back in time 35 years to yourself.
I have a tandy coco that