High-tech grandma sends grandson state-of-the-art copy of Quicken [Image]


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Looking to start a small business, Grandma says she has a copy of Quicken she doesn’t use that I can have. This is what was sent to me.

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  1. David Roper

    [@GrandadBob] Yep, I remember you, too.

    My first program that I wrote was “Print Hello”

    It worked but I was the only person around to see it. It was lonesome back then.

    And then a guy with a boatload of animals came by, but I didn’t get on. I had forgotten my US Visa. Not the Credit card, the travel Visa.

  2. David Roper

    It could have been on 5 1/4 or 8 inch disks.

    I wrote my first exe file on a 1 inch wooden stick boring small holes in it with a drill for zeros and using a knife blade for 1’s. It was easy. The hardest ones to write were ZIP files. To erase a mistake took a dab of Plastic Wood and wait a day to dry and harden. I was very happy when they put it into tubes to squirt out instead of the can.

    Dreams of the simple past.

  3. GrandadBob

    I well remember when all programmes came on a 1.44 MB floppy disc. Even Windows was installed from floppies (12 if my memory recollection hasn’t deteriorated too much).
    Those were the days before bloatware became the norm.