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I Am More Geek Than You


Old Geek Receipt!

Originally uploaded by vanRijn

I finally broke down and bought an HP C5180 all-in-one printer/scanner/copier dealie. It’s a sweet little device, I must admit. Very Linux-friendly, comes network-ready, and now all of our computers at home can scan and print via network, out of the box.

So, said new scanner has enabled me to pull some of my geekly receipts of yesteryear and scan them in, thereby throwing the gauntlet down for this year’s “You Can’t Be Geekier Than Me” competition. As one item of proof, I offer this receipt from 1996, wherein yours truly laid down $279.07 for a state of the art, Megahertz 28.8 PCMCIA modem. Also of note is a receipt from January, 1996 with $138.03 for 1×32 72pin module for a whopping 4 megs of RAM! And then there’s the receipt with $588.50 for a 486dx33 with 4MB of RAM, a ginormous 100MB hard drive, and a 640×480 VGA monitor.

Come on. Let’s see what you’ve got. I dare ya. =;)

Author: Jason 'vanRijn' Kasper

My name is Jason 'vanRijn' Kasper. I am the ring leader of the amazing Kasper family. I am unashamedly a Christian Nerd. These are our stories....


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  2. My memory must be severely faulty because those dates sound about 5 years too far in the future. I guess my serial external 28.8 was also the size of a brick, so no wonder the pmcia version cost a fortune.

    But 4mb of ram in 1996? I had 8 mb in my 386 in the early nineties. Around ’96 I thought I was more in the 32-128mb range..

  3. Indeed, 16MB in 1995 was considered high but not crazy.
    My videocard had a memory of 1MB 😀

  4. I got Hayes external Smartmodem 2400 in the extruded aluminum housing. I used it to dial up Compuserve in 1984 from my original 128K Mac using a hand-soldered cable to its RS-422 serial port, typing +++{pause} to enter AT command set mode. But no receipt!

  5. @skierpage: Hey! =:) That’s purty geeky! Alas, a receipt would have locked you in as a contender… =;)

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