Sunday, June 1, 2014

Punch Cards? Floppy Discs? Where is the Mouse?

I remember being asked to redo my punch cards for my students' report cards back in 1974. As our Assistant Principal had not given the correct instructions in the first place, I handed him my stack of cards and said, "Do it yourself!" Needless to say, a week later I quit that job and moved to a larger school district with even bigger problems :(

Here is a recent video of how kids today react to an old computer. Click Here

7 comments:

Janie Junebug said...

The video wouldn't open, but it's always fun to watch "old" movies to see ancient computers and huge cell phones.

Love,
Janie

Linda said...

Click on Fine Brothers Entertainment in the article. You will enjoy this. Linda

Linda said...

Try clicking on Fine Brothers Entertainment in the article. Hugs, Linda

Linda said...

Think my correction works. Thanks, Hub!

Delores said...

OMG that was hilarious. Even back when they were new I hated those old clunkers. Really...all they were was a complicated typewriter lol.

A Quiet Corner said...

LOL!!! I remember DOS...do you????...:)JP

Mrs. Micawber said...

Oh, I loved DOS and had a really hard time moving on from it.

And WordPerfect. Where oh where has it gone? :)

Just realised I am commenting on the comments and not on the post. I do remember punch cards - could never figure out what anyone could accomplish with them except to make the computer print things that looked like pictures. (Does that make sense?) :)