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Author Topic: If Wikipedia existed back in the DOS era  (Read 2120 times)

40hz

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If Wikipedia existed back in the DOS era
« on: June 05, 2013, 05:17:59 AM »
Clever video that demonstrates it's easy to forget that some things have gotten significantly better... ;D



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Re: If Wikipedia existed back in the DOS era
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2013, 07:25:21 PM »

  Was the blurriness supposed to be part of it?

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Re: If Wikipedia existed back in the DOS era
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2013, 09:10:11 PM »
 Was the blurriness supposed to be part of it?

I think so. You're looking at EGA resolution if I'm not mistaken. 16 colors @ 640x350 with a .28 dot pitch. So don't try to play it full screen using today's resolutions.

Forgot how bad it used to be huh? ;D

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Re: If Wikipedia existed back in the DOS era
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2013, 10:54:08 PM »
I think so. You're looking at EGA resolution if I'm not mistaken. 16 colors @ 640x350 with a .28 dot pitch. So don't try to play it full screen using today's resolutions.

Forgot how bad it used to be huh? ;D

But ... but ... the good ol' days! ... (mumble mumble sputter)

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Re: If Wikipedia existed back in the DOS era
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2013, 05:33:06 AM »
I think so. You're looking at EGA resolution if I'm not mistaken. 16 colors @ 640x350 with a .28 dot pitch. So don't try to play it full screen using today's resolutions.

Forgot how bad it used to be huh? ;D

But ... but ... the good ol' days! ... (mumble mumble sputter)

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Yes. It's true. They sucked.  :)
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Re: If Wikipedia existed back in the DOS era
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2013, 07:39:39 PM »
  Was the blurriness supposed to be part of it?

I think so. You're looking at EGA resolution if I'm not mistaken. 16 colors @ 640x350 with a .28 dot pitch. So don't try to play it full screen using today's resolutions.

Forgot how bad it used to be huh? ;D

  Nah, didn't forget it, way back then when people were looking at a green screen with white letters I was looking at 640 X 480 resolution and 16 colors.  Then when Hurcules started with the 16 color graphics cards for PC, I was using 800 X 600 resolution with 4096 colors.  Yes, I was one of "those" Commodore users....   :P

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Re: If Wikipedia existed back in the DOS era
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2013, 01:25:45 PM »
You will find some good company here then  ;)

Even if I include myself  ;D

(my heritage: Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga (all models except 3000 and 4000), Acer PC (286) and after that only white boxes (ranging from AMD 586 to Intel i7))

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Re: If Wikipedia existed back in the DOS era
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2013, 10:17:05 PM »

  I cut my teeth on a C=64, then upgraded to a C128, which I absolutely loved.  Shortly after upgrading to the 128 I bought an Amiga 500, then proceeded to do all kinds of upgrade modifications like RAM, doubling the speed, hard drive, etc.  I still have my old Amiga sitting in the original box in my closet......