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    Default We didn't have an iPad

    Apparently if you can remember half of this you are an old git. I can remember ALL of it, so God knows what that makes me!! (Mind you, I do now own an iPad!)

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    Got me thinking of what all the genealogical equivalents are for those of us who started before the internet age.

    SAE
    LWE
    IRC

    Ring any bells?
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    Think I still have a couple of IRC's here in my folders. Sent them to South Africa to cover the cost of sending details about my grandfather - and they kindly returned the IRC's as well as the details.

    I know what an SAE is, but LWE doesn't ring any bells at all....

    (and I don't have an iPad, nor iPhone or any of that stuff!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkJ View Post
    I know what an SAE is, but LWE doesn't ring any bells at all....
    Once you had sent off your letter enclosing either SAE or IRC (which were never valid in South Africa) you had to sit back and patiently wait for the LWE to arrive.... that eagerly anticipated Long White Envelope
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    Just watched the video - some classics there! A bit cheeky in parts - but very funny!
    I spotted one of my favourite films (Lost Boys) and a few of my fave TV shows - Monkey, Tiswas, Countdown ....

    Like you Sue, I recalled the lot - so not sure what I must be either!

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    From another old git, we had our first telephone installed in 1981, oooh - the excitement!

    Much of that in the utube vid found it's way down under & yep I do remember it.

    I've never found it necessary to be at anyones beck & call to need a mobile phone, he who has need of me is always close by.
    Don't find it endearing when I'net companies keep wanting to connect to my non existant mobile or etc's.
    Only I'pad I had was worn when I had metal shavings in one eye.

    Face it, these things are all 'throw-away & no sooner are you set up with one, than it's replacement arrives on the shelves & naturally everyone has to update. Aaah the hassle of it all.

    I'm trying to finalise my Family history files as far as I can before my computer wears out.
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    Can I join the Old Git Club?

    I am almost tempted to ask what an iPad is.......haven't got one, do know what it is but wouldn't have a clue waht to do with one! Also only have a mobile 'phone for emergencies.

    I do somethimes wonder how on earth I know how to use a computer......

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    I do somethimes wonder how on earth I know how to use a computer
    You're a WOMAN. It's what we do.
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    I found out how to use one - on utube.
    http:
    //youtu.be/TtXWWRyJLPw

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    What is more worrying, we havqe moved after 34 years and a lot of the games etc including ' Mr T ' / ruberik's cube / buckaroo were found in our loft! E bay the lot!!!

    No, my son aged 33 will not part with Mr T his beloved childhood treasure!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Benson View Post
    I found out how to use one - on utube.
    http:
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    love it! Translation not necessary

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