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29 Nov 2015 18:12 #1873 by oestek
oestek created the topic: Ever see the retro Google search engine?
This is pretty wild... it's a Mad Men-themed retro-styled Google search interface called Google 60. Try clicking the link below and see the punch card and tape drive action search the net for your stuff!

www.masswerk.at/google60/


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30 Nov 2015 23:08 #1885 by Qball
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It sure makes you appreciate the speed of information today.

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08 Dec 2015 20:48 #1990 by oestek
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Yeah, it's slow, but kinda fun.

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10 Dec 2015 18:25 - 10 Dec 2015 18:26 #2006 by z282nv
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I remember taking those Data Processing classes in High School. First you would map out what you wanted your program to do by creating a flow chart with decision making symbols. Then you would spend hours punching these cards out in the right order (don't drop the cards on the floor or you were screwed). Then they would send the cards out to our local University to run them on the "big computer" which took up the same space as my single car garage does today. You would hope that when your cards and program printout returned it did what you wanted it to do. If it didn't back to the drawing board to figure out what went wrong. Something like Windows Vista! :lol:
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10 Dec 2015 21:15 #2007 by oestek
oestek replied the topic: Ever see the retro Google search engine?
...and the kids today just don't understand!

Thanks for sharing that, it's a great story. I was after you, and I was lucky enough to have grown up around Apple products, learning how to program BASIC on original Apple IIs starting in kindergarten in '77 - '78. When I was in high school we wrote the flowcharts to design the logic, but used 8088 processor Leading Edge PC clones and coded in Fortran and COBOL. It took forever to write a very simple program, I can't imagine the frustration of punch cards. Sheesh.

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