1983: The hottest new technology!

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  1. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    geminicricket NRA Life member

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    Ah, the good old days!

    The CES is held in January. I was hired at TI in August of 1983 and trained to do IC layout. I still remember the first chip I drew.
    It had 2 flip-flops on it. 20 transistors. On a whole chip.

    Intel had introduced the 8086 and 8088 before this, and those chips had thousands of transistors. There I was drawing 20.

    Not only have "we" come a long way, I have to.

    The chips I work on these days have upwards of 2,000 transistors.
    Maybe some day my entire body of work will total as many transistors as Intel puts on a single microprocessor.
     
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  3. Kentucky Shooter

    Kentucky Shooter NRA Life Member

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    A reminder that technology has come a long way.......
     
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    Nicky D CLM

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    Wow, that is amazing how far we have come.
     
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    LongGoneDays Misanthropical

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    I remember meeting that Robot at the World's Fair in 1984.

    Scared the holy **** out of me.
     
  6. inthefrey

    inthefrey Moved on...

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    Ah, YES! "...a magnifier that increases Screen DETAIL and viewing pleasure..." TRT:47:supergrin::rofl:
     
  7. DustyJacket

    DustyJacket Directiv 10-289

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    I still have that Panasonic handheld B&W TV. Unusable now that digital TV is what we have.

    I took it into the field with me a few times when I had down-time.
     
  8. kahrcarrier

    kahrcarrier FAHRENHEIT

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    Hey!


    I'm still making payments on some of that stuff!
     
  9. Altaris

    Altaris

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    My sister had a garage sale a few weeks ago and had an old Walkman of hers sitting out on the table for sale. Some teenagers walked up to her and asked what it was because they had never seen it before :faint: :crying:

    She said she realized right then, that she was getting old :supergrin:
     
  10. Chad Landry

    Chad Landry Cajunator® CLM

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    Notice in the little tv demonstrations that they're showing cheerleaders at football games. Something we don't see much today. We haven't come very far, after all.
     
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    napp32

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    Omigawd, what's next.....plastic guns? :rofl:
     
  12. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    :rofl:
     
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    2bgop

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    I need one of those robots fitted with an 870 to watch the house while I am gone.
     
  14. Chad Landry

    Chad Landry Cajunator® CLM

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    Now you're talkin' 21'st Century tech.

    Rock on!
     
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    .357sigger NRA Member

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    That was a year before I was born :wow: :wavey:
     
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    hatrix

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    wait why dont i have a personal robot to serve me drinks?? :steamed:
     
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    Chad Landry Cajunator® CLM

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    Probably because you spent your money on other things.
     
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    zackwatt That's a Bingo! Lifetime Member

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    Haha, now that is classic!
     
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    Gallium CLM

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    :supergrin::rofl::supergrin:
     
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    The Machinist Please! Please! No more!

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