Lame inventions of the 80,..Well,some Are?

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This video is probably AO!

Like the Seiko watch computer!

And l didn't remember seeing that one, in the 80's? Probably more into Atari 2600 games and arcade games. Couldn't get enough of legend!

I bought a seiko watch which looked similar in the 90's. But it had a polished silver case, and could do a lot of things, well, it still does?

  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    GIVE ME A BREAK!

    3.5 floppy? At the time,the computer was not as popular as it is today, and the 3.5 was anything but lame. SURE, it didn't hold much. Even hard disk drives didn't. A hard disk in a drive today looks NOTHING like it did then. It is a different material entirely. One reason for the size was likely that 5.25 WERE kind of floppy. They ALSO put in a STANDARD liner that was better, a METAL HUB with guide holes that WEREN'T round, and a write protect SWITCH! WHY? They obviously put more thought into it. The EARLIER floppies were larger, floppier, and might have LACKED a liner, so they could get scratched, They also LACKED a hub, so you had to be careful with registration, and they had NO guideholes so it relied on crimping the disk in place. You could easily hurt a disk. They also had a hole on one side that you had to cover with TAPE to write protect the disk!

    sieko wrist? GIVE ME A BREAK! People come out with ideas like that all the time but it wasn't popular, etc...

    mobile phone? At the same time, they were trying to find investors to invest in cells. It was a VERY young industry, and a 30 minute call could cost well OVER $30!

    walkman? The headset was NOT like robocops. And the tapes were NOT limited to 60 minutes. With no standard sound format, and chips being so large and exensive, what would you expect? POPULAR? SURE it was! People could go all over and take their music with them.

    max headroom? It was a GIMIC! Such things happen ALL THE TIME! SO WHAT?

    new coke? EVERYONE expected the backlash. They called the guy that was for it an IDIOT!

    Steve
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    My Sony Walkman came with AM Stereo!
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by rondo View Post

      My Sony Walkman came with AM Stereo!
      Never heard AM in stereo. You must have had the Super Deluxe model.

      I remember going on a boring 4 hour 20 minute train journey. I had my Walkman and 4, 90 minute cassettes full of album tracks. It was a Godsend, that and a book, listening to Bryan Ferry and other eighties stuff.

      Great invention.
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by seasoned View Post

        GIVE ME A BREAK!

        3.5 floppy? At the time,the computer was not as popular as it is today, and the 3.5 was anything but lame. SURE, it didn't hold much. Even hard disk drives didn't. A hard disk in a drive today looks NOTHING like it did then. It is a different material entirely. One reason for the size was likely that 5.25 WERE kind of floppy. They ALSO put in a STANDARD liner that was better, a METAL HUB with guide holes that WEREN'T round, and a write protect SWITCH! WHY? They obviously put more thought into it. The EARLIER floppies were larger, floppier, and might have LACKED a liner, so they could get scratched, They also LACKED a hub, so you had to be careful with registration, and they had NO guideholes so it relied on crimping the disk in place. You could easily hurt a disk. They also had a hole on one side that you had to cover with TAPE to write protect the disk!

        sieko wrist? GIVE ME A BREAK! People come out with ideas like that all the time but it wasn't popular, etc...

        mobile phone? At the same time, they were trying to find investors to invest in cells. It was a VERY young industry, and a 30 minute call could cost well OVER $30!

        walkman? The headset was NOT like robocops. And the tapes were NOT limited to 60 minutes. With no standard sound format, and chips being so large and exensive, what would you expect? POPULAR? SURE it was! People could go all over and take their music with them.

        max headroom? It was a GIMIC! Such things happen ALL THE TIME! SO WHAT?

        new coke? EVERYONE expected the backlash. They called the guy that was for it an IDIOT!

        Steve
        We won't get anywhere Steve if you keep holding back?

        But l agree the video was a bit lame!

        Back in its day the walkman was a seriously cool invention. And as you have said, l think that 1.30 hour tapes were the limit?

        And the long tapes also broke and had other issues.

        Yes, buy a popular rock group on a cassette, and the tape would always stick. I had to open up the cassette, and remove one of those flasticly things for it to operate.

        Arrr, memories.

        Max Headroom, l was seriously into him, well until l realised that it wasn't computer generated!


        Originally Posted by rondo View Post

        My Sony Walkman came with AM Stereo!
        Yes, my one, (Sony) had an AM/FM radio. I still have it and a pile of tapes, maybe l will donate them to the museum?


        Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

        ...and the best part is, it can locate water on Mars.
        Hey, don't try to make friends with me!

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      • Profile picture of the author rondo
        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

        Never heard AM in stereo. You must have had the Super Deluxe model.

        I remember going on a boring 4 hour 20 minute train journey. I had my Walkman and 4, 90 minute cassettes full of album tracks. It was a Godsend, that and a book, listening to Bryan Ferry and other eighties stuff.

        Great invention.
        This is the one I had. Source

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        • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
          Well, if we are discussing movies then the late 60, and 70's where the reassionanse of Sci Fi!

          Star Wars
          Silent running
          Planet of the Apes
          Clint Eastwood Westerns, (yes, l know).
          Time Tunnel
          Lost in Space
          Battlestar l think?


          The 80's, still had some good ones, and the 90's, well tv started it's decline into, shove all the good tv series over to Foxtel, and force the poor onto that?

          But all it has done is teach some of us how to become good pirates?

          We used to be convicts after all?

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          • Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

            We used to be convicts after all?
            Sendin' us Minogue gotta be a bookable offence, for sure.
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    ...and the best part is, it can locate water on Mars.
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

      ...and the best part is, it can locate water on Mars.
      If you believe that, you'll believe anything NASA tells you.
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    There was NOTHING lame about the 80's - Best Decade Eva....
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by salegurus View Post

      There was NOTHING lame about the 80's - Best Decade Eva....
      If you're like me and grew up in the 70's, then indeed the 80's were the lamest decade in history.

      (Now watch someone who grew up in the 60's come along and tell us that the 70's and 80's were both lame)
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      • Profile picture of the author ThomM
        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

        Never heard AM in stereo. You must have had the Super Deluxe model.

        I remember going on a boring 4 hour 20 minute train journey. I had my Walkman and 4, 90 minute cassettes full of album tracks. It was a Godsend, that and a book, listening to Bryan Ferry and other eighties stuff.

        Great invention.
        Roxie Music? This wasn't from the 80's but I listened to it alot.
        Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

        If you're like me and grew up in the 70's, then indeed the 80's were the lamest decade in history.

        (Now watch someone who grew up in the 60's come along and tell us that the 70's and 80's were both lame)
        I never actually grew up, but if I did it would of been in the 60's. Yes the 80's were lame, I enjoyed the hell out of the 70's though (I think).
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