An analog trip down RAM lane (31 photos)

  • MOAR

    #8 Rick Moranis got Windows 95!!

    • The_Stif

      Looks like flea from the Chili Peppers.

    • Captain Obvious

      Nope Steve Martin.

      • thedude325

        Nope Chuck Testa.

  • Hawaiian Cletus

    #1 God I remember sitting on my computer for hours waiting for downloads!

    • asdf

      me too… porn took forever!

      • The_Dood

        And it generally turned out to be a monkey pissing in his mouth… no matter what the title said.

        • Trumpet

          or the one scratching his ass then smelling his finger

      • Chris

        Watching the picture slowly materialize down the page on a 56K modem….

        hehehehe yep good times.

    • Aaron

      the kids have got it easy today!

  • MOAR

    #15 And this is where I put the cigar.

    • posted this

      "Look at the fuck'in stain!"

    • beat rice

      Check it out Bill, internet porn.
      All right man, cool!

  • Mat

    #3 John Turturro?

    • Badfish

      Who else would you expect? He's the perfect man for the job!

    • Brian

      Dennis Quaid?

      • Badfish

        Oh good call. Or possibly Randy Quaid… that dude seems to have it pretty together.

    • The_Dood

      What's a pederast Walter?

      • Legion


    • Matt

      That's what the box says, homie. It's The Jesus!

    • MacNCheesePro

      Sector 7 goes way back!

  • Sean

    8 bit Nintendo RAWKS

  • Jason Ciotti

    #24 is acceptable bc it uses vacuum tubes.

  • Jorge Wazhingtin

    Like a boss

    • fuckthatshit

      like a dead boss…….

  • you sir me sir

    #12 not same company

    • Guest

      Apple was not even created until 1976

    • Randy

      It's the Beatles' Apple Corps nice catch sir

    • Matty

      im glad other people realized this doesnt make sense, especially since the Steves were both in junior high in 1967

    • chronjob

      Sometimes I wonder if poster is joking or just dumb

    • Dan E

      I think its supposed to be a joke from the beginning people. And I'm officially sick and fucking tired of the attempted cannonization of Steve Jobs.

      • Hypno


    • M.O.T.

      Glad someone else noticed that too.

  • R2GFan

    What is bad is I have worked with/on most of those at one time or another.

  • miguel

    #12 Ironically waiting to buy Beatles albums.

    • OpMongoose

      How is that ironic?

      • miguel

        you are correct. I was using "ironic" in the Alanis Morrisette (i.e.: wrong) way. Should have said "coincidentally".

        • OpMongoose

          No my bad I didn't know about that blak fly in your chard man

      • its_forge

        Situational irony. The Beatles let the Steves call their company Apple as long as Apple agreed to not go into the music business. Apple was kind of sensitive about it to the point one of their system beeps, a two-note chord played on a guitar, was called "sosumi." So naturally when Apple poked their heads into iTunes, the Beatles sued and it went on for years and years until they finally settled and finally, in 2010, after everybody else on Earth got their music released on iTunes, you could get Beatles music on iTunes. It is sort of ironic but it's not a particularly great example of irony.

  • black27696

    I'll be honest, I've never been a "steve jobs is a god" sort of guy, nor do I agree with a lot of the decisions apple makes in locking stuff down. However, his ideas of computers having a better visual component and being more user friendly to normal people and not just cad designers (if we're talking 70s) were second to none.

    • parcwhat

      except xerox…

      • its_forge

        Xerox had no plans to do anything with GEM.

      • black27696

        Have you used Xerox software? Comparatively, it sucks. Apple and Microsoft (yes, Microsoft. They wouldn't still be where they are based on crap that happened 30 years ago if they weren't competitive.) are on top now because of their compatibility and usability. That's why the others have fallen behind.

    • its_forge

      What Steve deserves credit for is taking computers from the hands of pimply-faced propellerheads and making them into a product just like Twinkies or sneakers that everyone HAD TO HAVE RIGHT NOW OH GOD MUST HAVE ONE OF THOSE. The computer itself wasn't that appreciably different from other companies' computers, okay that GUI was pretty otherworldly for the first year or so, but once you launched MacWrite you were right back to typing stuff.

  • saucypants

    #3 Eight year olds dude…
    #9 Make her a chivette

    • Unfkngblvbl

      you beat me to it

      • The_Dood

        My favorite quote from the movie… Just the way he says it so nonchalantly, it gets me every time.

  • Delete Bios

    All your bits are belong to us!

  • Biggus Dickus

    #9 FIND HER!!!

    • Eddie

      Uh, why?

      • Legion

        Why not?

    • its_forge

      Margaret Hamilton, leader of the team that developed the flight software for the agency's Apollo missions, has been granted a NASA Exceptional Space Act Award for her scientific and technical contributions.

      "The Apollo flight software Ms. Hamilton and her team developed was truly a pioneering effort," said NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe. "The concepts she and her team created became the building blocks for modern 'software engineering.' It's an honor to recognize Ms. Hamilton for her extraordinary contributions to NASA," he said.

  • DDK

    You forgot 'Joshua' from War Games.

    • Franklin1138

      YES!!! "Greetings Professor Falken. How about a nice game of chess? Or geothermal nuclear war?"

      I thought I was the only one who remembered that movie! 🙂

      • Stan_Dalone

        that was a great movie

      • apple FTL

        "geothermal nuclear war?" I think you mean Thermonuclear War, no one was using vents of gas from the earth.

        • Franklin1138

          Ha ha. I meant GLOBAL thermonuclear war. 😛

  • GPrime

    #12 Apple….started in 1976 =/

    • Glenn

      Apple Records?

      • Mandalor

        Yes apple records.

    • OpMongoose

      I think that Apple Records. The Beatles where the start and that's why just in the last two years we got Beatles on iTunes because of the name.

    • Stan_Dalone

      My first computer was an Apple IIe was a blast and I thought that green and black graphics was fine lmao little did I know what was coming. In fact at 128k of hard disk space it wasn't exactly a whole lot lol

      • McBeastie

        cool story bro

    • Ohyeaaaahfriday

      Apple Boutique*

      Also, they had a fucking awesome mural on the side of their store that the gov't made them get rid of:

    • Steve

      I think the chive just assumed it was for apple computers. With all the other pictures being computer related, I'm pretty sure this one is a mistake.

  • BulletproofMonk

    one hour to download one 3mb mp3 file…
    assuming no one wanted to make a phone call and screw up your dial up connection…

  • Sue Acide

    You youngsters got it good. If you had any idea what it was like masturbating with dial up, you’d be a lot more thankful now.

  • Htisss

    #18 need to get myself a secretary that willing wears, and rocks, the mini-skirt.

    • ROK247

      find her!

      • yo yo ma

        that's my grandma! and she smells like pee.

  • SkyVader

    #22 First revision of the Chive dating site.

    • Mandalor

      or adult friend finder.

  • Q-bert


    I still have my Atari 800, and about 500 Elephant disks with every arcade game you can think of from the 80s

    and no, bitches, i'm not taking a picture of it to verify for you – i'm busy playing joust & zaxxon

    • its_forge

      Star Raiders is still a fricking amazingly fun game. 'Specially if you "network" two 800s together via Game Port 4. And my Dad used to play M.U.L.E. until his eyes bled.

  • sshuggi

    #11 I can make it say 'Puddin Pops!'

    • OpMongoose

      Actually it did make puddin pops and Kodak flim but only in cassette form

    • Chris Feller

      I still use this to program my river gauges….

  • Dcolbert

    #16 I call bullshit. That isn't a legitimate ad. That is a TRS 80 Model 3 in the image. released in 1980. There wasn't any public "Internet" available then. Compuserve:
    and a competitor called "The Source"
    were the only major online services available at the time. Compuserve would later become Quantum Link which would eventually become America Online.
    Old school geek history. I know no one else cares – but I'd have to turn in my geek-card if I just let this lie.

    • Brian

      Lighten up, Francis.

    • Urtho

      I was thinking the same thing

    • bemilm

      You win one internet

    • OpMongoose

      His sideburns tell all he was on prodigy …

    • Eh.

      Okay.. but where did the picture w/ text come from then. Why would he say that if it didnt exist? Ya… explain that.

    • slany

      Gotta agree with that one. Used to have a trash 80 and that thing had a hard enough time just doing basic word processing. It couldn't have handled the internet.

      • its_forge

        I used to surf Usenet text-only on a Compaq portable with a tiny green and black screen.

    • its_forge

      CompuServe was NOT America On Line. Both things existed at the same time. I know this because I worked for both of them at the same time.

    • quintus

      You're missing the point. That's Isaac Fucking Asimov. One of the most prolific writer ever and interested in everything. The man would have been a great Chiver!

      RIP my friend #16

      • A BiPolar Guy

        killed sadly, AIDS caught from HIV contaminated blood received during heart surgery. It was before HIV testing of donated blood was established. The family kept it secret for years because there was such a big stigma associated with AIDS then.

    • Ref

      Quit referencing Wikipedia. It's can't be referenced!

  • OpMongoose

    #18 "is this a computer?" it had better be a oven if your not in the kitchen!

  • Gee 2

    #20 Yay! Still have that packed away somewhere. xD

    • OpMongoose

      The girls bloody plaid skirt or short Scott Baio??

      • Gee 2

        Well "plaid" sir, well "plaid". I meant the Atari 800 with disk drive, though I cannot lie as I knew some friends in high school who were pretty similar to those two. xD

        • OpMongoose

          Chive on man!

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