Get ready to shout GET OFF MY LAWN if these ring a bell:
- You not only know what "CC" really means, but you've also used carbon paper.
- You recall the agonies of retyping an entire document. Back before auto-save, back when one line-edit meant rewriting everything.
- Picking white-out from under your nails and the dread upon spotting the ink/carbon smeared across the side of your hand is quite familiar.
- Tearing off the hole-punched paper guides from dot-matrix papers and cursing when the perforations tore before the print job was done.
- The joy of learning Wordperfect 5.1 for DOS still gives you a warm fuzzy.
- The days when apps were software and you had to buy them in a box from a brick-and-mortar store, which meant planning a trip to a bookstore or CompUSA.
- You can describe cartridges, cassettes, floppies, and 3.1s.
- The sight of grey text on a blue screen brings back fond memories. Yep, green on black too.
- Adding sticky notes to your wall of DOS command codes to run programs and locate files (and threatening bodily harm to co-workers if they took one of those notes).
- The arrival of Windows 3.1 meant you didn't need to remember the DOS codes and was cause to celebrate; probably coincided with the start of your Solitare addiction.
- You laugh recalling at the first time you used spell check (F2+Ctrl).
Progress, it's a fabulous thing.