Then and Now: Microsoft

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Gizmodo '79 is a week-long celebration of gadgets and geekdom 30 years ago, as the analog age gave way to the digital, and most of our favorite toys were just being born.

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Gizmodo '79 is a week-long celebration of gadgets and geekdom 30 years ago, as the analog age gave way to the digital, and most of our favorite toys were just being born.

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onlysublime

i had a tape drive for my atari 1200xl. it literally took 20 minutes to load a disney game (forgot the title, it was some game where you played as mickey the wizard). so we'd start loading the game, go eat dinner, and then come back to play. and sometimes, you spent 20 minutes loading some program and then get an error! and have to start all over. it was cool to hear all the beeping as the tape was loading... :-p