First post, by Intel486dx33
I would like to hear about old or retro computer projects you would to have been a part of.
Maybe you would have liked to have worked in an old Data center ?
Super computer project ?
Atari computer lab
Sierra computer lab
Sony play station development
Sega computer network
Work for NASA
Work for a National computer lab
IBM computer company
Microsoft software development
Work for Apple
Or maybe just work at a Best Buy or Computer company store or builder ?
Here is mine.
Back early 1990’s when I was in computer education school we had to reload the computers and it was always a chore.
A monotonous hated tasks
So later when I started working for companies we had classrooms full of computers to train our employees.
We use to use a server running specially configured software to remotely push out harddrive images over the network to all the classroom computers. We could even push out an image of the server to clone it and make another one.
These hard drive images contained all the classes we wanted the students to learn.
The hard drive images contained all the different operating systems and software the instructors where teaching.
It was amazing and so easy. With 3 clicks of the mouse you could load and entire classroom of about 30 computers in less than 5 minutes.
This was in 1996.
To see all these computer reboot at the same time and play the Windows start up sound was amazing and got everyone’s attention.
It would put a smile on peoples faces and made them laugh.
So I would have loved to have done this with a classroom full of IBM 5150 computers with network cards.
To be able to push out hard drive images on to these old computers and have them all reboot at the same time and play the Windows startup sound would have been Amazing.
Or a classroom full of Macintosh Color Classics with network cards.