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1999\01\25@170156 by Glen Torr

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Howdy All,

>>Hi all, I am wondering! What is the average age of piclist subscribers?
>>I usually hear stories about the 70s, which unfortunately I was still a
>>baby. BTW, I am still 26 :). regards, Reggie.

48 this year

Glen Torr
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1999\01\25@170817 by Sean Breheny

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I'm another one who didn't know the seventies at all, except what I could
sense prenatally. Born Jan 8, 1980, so 0x13 years old.

I am especially curious how many people there are in my age group on the
list. So far, more than I expected.

At 09:00 AM 1/26/99 +1100, you wrote:
>Howdy All,
>
>>>Hi all, I am wondering! What is the average age of piclist subscribers?
>>>I usually hear stories about the 70s, which unfortunately I was still a
>>>baby. BTW, I am still 26 :). regards, Reggie.

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1999\01\25@173932 by Herbert Graf

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>I'm another one who didn't know the seventies at all, except what I could
>sense prenatally. Born Jan 8, 1980, so 0x13 years old.
>
>I am especially curious how many people there are in my age group on the
>list. So far, more than I expected.

   Me too, 0x13 years old, although I knew more of the 70s, was born in
March 79, don't remeber the 70's though! :) TTYL

1999\01\25@180417 by andre

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I am     equ    34

movlw    I am
movwf    this year

Andre Abelian


Glen Torr wrote:

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1999\01\25@184819 by Ohtsji, Randie

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Born in 1970....but also don't remember much.  Except the TV shows :)
(Gilligan's Island, Brady Bunch, Scoobie Doo, I dream of Jeanie, Happy
Days......)

Just turned 28 a few months ago.

-Randie


> >>Hi all, I am wondering! What is the average age of piclist
> subscribers?
> >>I usually hear stories about the 70s, which unfortunately I
> was still a
> >>baby. BTW, I am still 26 :). regards, Reggie.

1999\01\26@024756 by Morgan Olsson

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The PIC:ers age sampling continues:

... D'29' and counting...  ;)


My first computer experience was a Sinclair ZX80.
Then my little brother occupied our computers for years, so I concentrated
on other electronics a while.

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1999\01\26@031326 by Michael Rigby-Jones

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Made it to 00011011, no thanks to the electric shock machines I used to make
out of car ignition coils.  We used to have about 10 people holding hands
and pass a shock right through them.  Looking back this was unbelievably
dangerous, thousands of volts right accross the chest.  Fortunately I became
interested in micros, much safer passtime....

Mike Rigby-Jones
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1999\01\26@074408 by Fansler, David

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               >>Hi all, I am wondering! What is the average age of piclist
subscribers?
               >>I usually hear stories about the 70s, which unfortunately
I was still a
               >>baby. BTW, I am still 26 :). regards, Reggie.

I am 48, heading to 49 in March.  Have yet to program a PIC, but I am
working on a solar powered lawn mower that will run autonomously with a
17C44 as the controller.

As some others have mentioned "the golden days of the 70's", I started off
with an 1802 ELF built via a Popular Electronics series.  Programming was
done via 8 toggle switches that you entered op codes by.  I was really
uptown when I added a hex keypad - it was easier to use than the toggle
switches.  Ran that computer for several years.  Then got my big break when,
as electronic technician for a reference lab, I built a data collection box
that cost about $6K less than what they were buying a used unit of older
technology for.  I got my first 1802 assembler then, and thought "gee - this
thing slows me down!"  I knew the op codes well enough that I could write
code faster than writing assembler and compiling the source.  Eventually I
did switch.  I stayed with the 1800's series through my last design job.

Most all of my prototypes were done with a Vector wire wrap pencil that uses
a #36 wire with a special insulation.  You wire the board, and then solder
the connections.  The insulation evaporates a 750 degrees, leaving bare
copper that soldered nicely.  They quite marketing this after a few years,
but I bought enough wire to last me a while!


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1999\01\26@110340 by Adam Bryant

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I will be 0x23 in February.  Got my first exposure to programming on an
Apple II, built a Sinclair ZX81 from a kit (which I still have), then went
on to become a professional programmer.  Luckily a colleague exposed me to
PICs about a year ago.

P.S. Has anyone interfaced a PIC to a ZX81?  Seems a shame to have a 1k
ZX81 sitting around not doing anything. ;-)

1999\01\26@124649 by Jack Raats

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Adam Bryant wrote in a message to All:

AB> I will be 0x23 in February.  Got my first exposure to programming
AB> on an Apple II, built a Sinclair ZX81 from a kit (which I still
AB> have), then went on to become a professional programmer.  Luckily a
AB> colleague exposed me to PICs about a year ago.

AB> P.S. Has anyone interfaced a PIC to a ZX81?  Seems a shame to have
AB> a 1k ZX81 sitting around not doing anything. ;-)

Yes, I'm trying to interface an AT Keyboard with the ZX81 using a PIC (16F84)
to interface.

With greetings ... Jack Raats

BTW I 'm 0x28 in august 1999

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1999\01\26@130041 by Ben Stragnell

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Adam Bryant wrote:
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> I will be 0x23 in February.  Got my first exposure to programming on an
> Apple II, built a Sinclair ZX81 from a kit (which I still have), then went
> on to become a professional programmer.  Luckily a colleague exposed me to
> PICs about a year ago.
>
> P.S. Has anyone interfaced a PIC to a ZX81?  Seems a shame to have a 1k
> ZX81 sitting around not doing anything. ;-)

25, me.

Started with a Research Machines 380Z - big black clunky box that ran
CP/M, before getting my own ZX81 (which sadly passed away many years
ago). Moved onto ZX-Spectrum, and then, inevitably, the PC, via a truly
*bizarre* 186-based PC clone. Discovered PICs about 6 months ago.

As for finding a use for the ZX81, just get a copy of 3D Monster Maze.
("Rex lies in wait..." heh heh...)

Cheers,

Ben

1999\01\27@092039 by Jason Wolfson

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OK, I was going to continue lurking but this is one OT I've taken the time
to read.

I'm 35, I started with my father building an Altair 8080A, then Imsai, still
have the thing
in my attic. Went to the darkside after college and designed PC's for
Phoenix Technologies
from '86 - '89....

PIC's are much more fun!!

NOW my late father could top all of ya!!! He was a designer on the RAYDAC,
the first computer for the Navy. circa 1950 !
I think it cost the Navy $25 Million, 3.77 MHz clock, 4K RAM (mercury delay
lines!)
did 1600 inst/sec. It was later upgraded to 8K of RAM. 4K was actually 1024
words
of 32 bits.
The computer was used to calculate satellite trajectories to know when to
eject the exposed film
canisters for mid air pickup over the Pacific.
Had to have those pictures of Russia!

OK, I'll go back to lurking now...
Thanks
Jason

1999\01\27@122035 by Mohamed Elegairy

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Hi everybody

>Hi all, I am wondering! What is the average age of piclist subscribers?

I wonder, too, but about the nationality of the piclist subscribers?!!
Am I the only Egyptian piclist subscriber !!!

BTW I'm 41...no no not in HEX it's in OCTAL     LOL


Thanks and best regards
Mohamed Elegairy

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1999\01\28@001605 by jmnewp

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I just turned .18 this month....ah the most glorious birthday for rights
of passage, Iam now able to vote, buy cigars and porn (as if one cannot
get it from the internet for free), and die for my country.
unfortunately, I have not abused any of my privledges...I'm thinking
about getting a credit card though to make catalog orders a lot
easier...

jon


>
>Hi all, I am wondering! What is the average age of piclist
>subscribers?
>I usually hear stories about the 70s, which unfortunately
>I was still a
>baby. BTW, I am still 26 :). regards, Reggie.

1999\01\28@092429 by lilel

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> >>Hi all, I am wondering! What is the average age of piclist subscribers?
> >>I usually hear stories about the 70s, which unfortunately I was still a
> >>baby. BTW, I am still 26 :). regards, Reggie.

Like Jack Benny, I have been 'D39 for the last 3 years.

-- Lawrence Lile

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1999\01\29@163426 by Steve Smith

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... D'35'


My second computer experience was a Sinclair ZX80. Still got it in orignal
packaging may sell to meusium one day
My first was a since of cambridge MK14 (Clives first I think) 1K including 14
digit red led display and no tv interface.......84 beats it hands down....


'getting on'
1999\02\02@152035 by Emerson M. Hoyt
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I'm doubtless not the oldest, but in June I will be (2^3)*10. My first ham
call was W2LLH in 1938.  So there !  Emerson Hoyt, Hoyt Instrument
Laboratory

1999\02\03@101539 by Tom Handley

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  Emerson, I think you are the senior member. You are also the same
age as my mother, and Sir, that's a complement ;-)

  - Tom (49)

At 12:16 PM 2/2/99 -0800, Emerson M. Hoyt wrote:
>I'm doubtless not the oldest, but in June I will be (2^3)*10. My first ham
>call was W2LLH in 1938.  So there !  Emerson Hoyt, Hoyt Instrument
>Laboratory

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