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pr_capone
01-03-2008, 12:25 AM
Interesting things have come and gone info fashion in the PC world.

Things off the top of my head:

5 1/4 drive / disks
3.5 drive / disks
zip drive / disks
floppy disks sleves
floppy disk holders
IDE ATA (hasnt got long to go now that optical drives are on sata)

vga ( monitor display setting & port of choice for monitors )
cga
monochrome
15 inch and below displays
CRT monitors
4:3 aspect ratio

modems
900 baud
1200 baud
2400 baud
4800 baud
9600 baud
14.4 baud
28.8 baud

wired keyboards
wired mice
one botton mice
two button mice

DDR (Still used by those whom have not caught up to technology) tongue.gif
RIMM (never really took off with anyone other than niche markets)
SDRAM
EDORAM
RDRAM

AOL
Compuserve
BBSs

MS DOS
Windows 3x
Win 95
Win 98
Win ME
Win 2k

Packard Bell (In the US)

Cyrix Processors
Term "Intel Compatible"

8088
8086
268
286 (and designations)
386 ""
468 ""
Intel Pentium & beyond
AMD K5 & beyond

can anyone add to the list?

whats the next to go?

I think that HDDs will be replaced by flash.

Guru
01-03-2008, 12:29 AM
USB

OnTheWarpath58
01-03-2008, 12:30 AM
Clear your smokes, Guru.

:grovel:

Baconeater
01-03-2008, 12:30 AM
I wish I could get rid of my keyboard and instead be able to type via mind control. Is that anywhere close to happening?

OnTheWarpath58
01-03-2008, 12:32 AM
I wish I could get rid of my keyboard and instead be able to type via mind control. Is that anywhere close to happening?

I guess the closest thing would be transcription software.

You talk, it types.


:shrug:

bowener
01-03-2008, 12:36 AM
I think the next noticebale step is going to be phasing out of current hard drives for solid state hard drives (bigger versions of the flash drives we use now).

Guru
01-03-2008, 12:38 AM
I guess the closest thing would be transcription software.

You talk, it types.


:shrug:
I talk, it types? :)

bowener
01-03-2008, 12:38 AM
this isnt typing via the mind, but it is pretty sweet.

keyboard (http://www.engadget.com/2007/12/28/art-lebedev-kills-us-with-optimus-tactus-keyboard-concept/)

Guru
01-03-2008, 12:39 AM
I wish I could get rid of my keyboard and instead be able to type via mind control. Is that anywhere close to happening?
Yeah, but your mind will think things your body can't cash on here. :)

Bump
01-03-2008, 01:21 AM
everything will phase out eventually, except for viruses

ChiefsCountry
01-03-2008, 02:23 AM
CD's

pr_capone
01-03-2008, 03:04 AM
everything will phase out eventually, except for viruses

LOL

Thanks Madden.

Saggysack
01-03-2008, 05:54 AM
Dx9, XP, 32bit, FSB

Really I have no clue about anything major.

Oh I know... fans.
We all will have our computer in a big fish tank submerged in mineral oil.

BigRedChief
01-03-2008, 05:57 AM
Stand alone servers.

TN_Chief
01-03-2008, 05:58 AM
Coming soon(ish)-
Solid State Drives: already here but still really expensive
Icreased use of virtualization
Blurring lines between CPU and GPU
64-bit OSs really start to gain market penetration (even for home use)

Braincase
01-03-2008, 05:59 AM
Proprietary systems.

If Apple gets off their ass and decides to market open versions of their OS, Microsoft would feel it, but that's not going to happen until Apple gets over their own arrogance about the alleged superiority of their hardware.

Otter
01-03-2008, 06:26 AM
AGP
RAID 0
CRTs

kepp
01-03-2008, 06:52 AM
Things off the top of my head:

5 1/4 drive / disks
3.5 drive / disks
zip drive / disks
floppy disks sleves
floppy disk holders
IDE ATA (hasnt got long to go now that optical drives are on sata)

Add tape/cartridge drives before the 5 1/4. My family's first computer was the IBM PC Jr. Complete with one 5 1/4 and 2 cartridge drives.

And on the same note...zip drives.

ChiefsFan4Life
01-03-2008, 07:31 AM
News to me that the wired mouse and keyboard are "dead"

KcMizzou
01-03-2008, 07:41 AM
News to me that the wired mouse and keyboard are "dead"That's all I've ever used.

ChiefsFan4Life
01-03-2008, 07:47 AM
That's all I've ever used.

A ton of people still use wired mouse/keyboard.

Far from dead.

MahiMike
01-03-2008, 08:06 AM
Herm says we don't need clocks on the field...

chasedude
01-03-2008, 08:17 AM
Dialup!

Saggysack
01-03-2008, 08:37 AM
I'm dead serious, next thing I'm buying for the comp is a fish tank, aerator, and mineral oil.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtufuXLvOok

KCChiefsFan88
01-03-2008, 08:44 AM
They need wireless printers so you can sync a computer to a printer without wires.

Or do they have this already?

Donger
01-03-2008, 08:46 AM
They need wireless printers so you can sync a computer to a printer without wires.

Or do they have this already?

Yes. Some printers have 802.11 (Wi-Fi) built-in.

ZepSinger
01-03-2008, 08:48 AM
A ton of people still use wired mouse/keyboard.

Far from dead.

Yep. I don't see that combo going away anytime soon.

Did anyone mention CD-only drives?

Psyko Tek
01-03-2008, 08:53 AM
next thing to be eliminated....

Humans

Skynet has spoken

Cochise
01-03-2008, 08:56 AM
Proprietary systems.

If Apple gets off their ass and decides to market open versions of their OS, Microsoft would feel it, but that's not going to happen until Apple gets over their own arrogance about the alleged superiority of their hardware.

I'd probably switch over if you didn't have to pay triple the price to get the same thing in an Apple

Mr. Laz
01-03-2008, 08:59 AM
USB >>>> Firewire

CD >>>>> DVD

HD Disk >>> Solid state HD

CRT monitors >>>> LCD Monitors

FSB >>>>>> nothing

seclark
01-03-2008, 09:00 AM
"What will be the next major computer related "thing" that will be phased out?"

hand lotion...BOO!
sec

pr_capone
01-03-2008, 10:27 AM
Add tape/cartridge drives before the 5 1/4. My family's first computer was the IBM PC Jr. Complete with one 5 1/4 and 2 cartridge drives.

And on the same note...zip drives.

You would be surprised at how many companies still use tape drives for back-up. Why.... I dunno. Its all rediculously expensive but there are people who live and die by tape drives.

Also... zip was already on the list. :p

Valiant
01-03-2008, 12:46 PM
Interesting things have come and gone info fashion in the PC world.

Things off the top of my head:

5 1/4 drive / disks
3.5 drive / disks
zip drive / disks
floppy disks sleves
floppy disk holders
IDE ATA (hasnt got long to go now that optical drives are on sata)

vga ( monitor display setting & port of choice for monitors )
cga
monochrome
15 inch and below displays
CRT monitors
4:3 aspect ratio

modems
900 baud
1200 baud
2400 baud
4800 baud
9600 baud
14.4 baud
28.8 baud

wired keyboards
wired mice
one botton mice
two button mice

DDR (Still used by those whom have not caught up to technology) tongue.gif
RIMM (never really took off with anyone other than niche markets)
SDRAM
EDORAM
RDRAM

AOL
Compuserve
BBSs

MS DOS
Windows 3x
Win 95
Win 98
Win ME
Win 2k

Packard Bell (In the US)

Cyrix Processors
Term "Intel Compatible"

8088
8086
268
286 (and designations)
386 ""
468 ""
Intel Pentium & beyond
AMD K5 & beyond

can anyone add to the list?

whats the next to go?

I think that HDDs will be replaced by flash.



Wired keyboard and Mice will never go away.. Only thing that it reliable for online gaming, wireless is to finicky for online play when playing mmofps..

Valiant
01-03-2008, 12:49 PM
USB >>>> Firewire

CD >>>>> DVD

HD Disk >>> Solid state HD

CRT monitors >>>> LCD Monitors

FSB >>>>>> nothing



USB 2.0 kind of knocked out firewire, and the new firewire has not caught on as quickly..