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Re: Another big problem with my nook!

 


frantastk wrote:

 

The other day he wanted to know if I had heard about this really cool thing called DOS? :smileyvery-happy: I tried to explain that that's what was around when I was a kid, but he didn't believe me.

 

Fran  


Show him the DOS prompt on your Windows machine:  confirm your status as a goddess in his eyes.

 

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Re: Another big problem with my nook!

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ABthree wrote:

 


frantastk wrote:

 

The other day he wanted to know if I had heard about this really cool thing called DOS? :smileyvery-happy: I tried to explain that that's what was around when I was a kid, but he didn't believe me.

 

Fran  


Show him the DOS prompt on your Windows machine:  confirm your status as a goddess in his eyes.

 


I wonder if the deltree command still works?

 

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Re: Another big problem with my nook!

 


gqb wrote:

@frantastik

 

You feel old?  Your son needs to see a keypunch machine, a Hollerith card, and an IBM 360.:smileyhappy:


I remember upgrading to an IBM System 3. No monitor, no tape drive, all card fed. It used 96-column cards instead of 80-column. That was a huge improvement.:smileyvery-happy:

 

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Re: Another big problem with my nook!

 


JohnP51 wrote:

 


gqb wrote:

@frantastik

 

You feel old?  Your son needs to see a keypunch machine, a Hollerith card, and an IBM 360.:smileyhappy:


I remember upgrading to an IBM System 3. No monitor, no tape drive, all card fed. It used 96-column cards instead of 80-column. That was a huge improvement.:smileyvery-happy:

 


So John, what WAS dirt really like when it was first invented?  Have there been any improvements since?  :smileyvery-happy:

 

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Re: Another big problem with my nook!

 


ABthree wrote:

 


So John, what WAS dirt really like when it was first invented?  Have there been any improvements since?  :smileyvery-happy:

 


:smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy:

 

 

Although I guess I shouldn't laugh too much - I remember the IBM360 and punch cards too!!!!  Ahhh . . .  to be young again . . .

 

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Re: Another big problem with my nook!

 


ABthree wrote:

 


JohnP51 wrote:

 


gqb wrote:

@frantastik

 

You feel old?  Your son needs to see a keypunch machine, a Hollerith card, and an IBM 360.:smileyhappy:


I remember upgrading to an IBM System 3. No monitor, no tape drive, all card fed. It used 96-column cards instead of 80-column. That was a huge improvement.:smileyvery-happy:

 


So John, what WAS dirt really like when it was first invented?  Have there been any improvements since?  :smileyvery-happy:

 


Dirt didn't come along until much later. I'm older than the rock that made dirt.:smileyvery-happy:

 

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Re: Another big problem with my nook!

My problem has not been my husband but my 13 year old daughter! She has kidnapped my nook several times now and I have to go asking for it back! I love that she loves to read but I'm thinking we are soon going to be a 2-nook family! Who knew? LOL

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Re: Another big problem with my nook!

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Welcome!  :smileyhappy:

 

And good luck with that.  :smileyvery-happy:

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Re: Another big problem with my nook!

NOOKnapping is a serious issue.  I have yet to see a single ransom demand made or a single NOOK returned.  I think you're just going to have to give yourself some time to mourn and then get a new one.  Obviously, your original NOOK cannot be replaced, but a new one can also hold a special place in your heart in time.  :smileywink:

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Re: Another big problem with my nook!


JohnP51 wrote:

 


gqb wrote:

@frantastik

 

You feel old?  Your son needs to see a keypunch machine, a Hollerith card, and an IBM 360.:smileyhappy:


I remember upgrading to an IBM System 3. No monitor, no tape drive, all card fed. It used 96-column cards instead of 80-column. That was a huge improvement.:smileyvery-happy:

 


96 column cards?  If we'd had those in the beginning maybe we could have had 8 digit dates and nobody would have worried about Y2K!