Notes on life, art, photography and technology, by a Danish bohemian and ne'er-do-well.
I spent equal time on amber and green screen VT100's and TTY's. Manchester Polytechnic had 4 computers available for the student body when I joined them in 1987. That is 4 mini computers and about 400 VT100 type terminals.Strangely enough I had a real hard time adjusting to a windowed environment (Sun's windowed interface). After some time with DOS, RiscOS and some Win 3.1 I finally got to use Mac System 7. I was in love. It's WIMP environment suited me to the ground. I did however keep turning my editors to be dark backgrounds with brighter text.Wonder who borrows data from your files in such a system, where your docs are on-line, even your personal unshared ones!
Back in 98 I think it was that year, I purchased a webtv unit. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. But when I graduated to the PC world I found out that all that glitters isn't gold. It has it's advantages of course. But technology has it's downside too. Wake me when the virus' are extracted..........
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Born in Denmark, living currently in the UK. I write about creativity and communication and technology which supports those. And about spirituality/metaphysics.
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