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    well History...

    We're five years old and already they're sticking us in a museum. The Computer History Museum, to be precise, a neighbor of ours here in Mountain View that boasts the world's largest collection of artifacts from the still-young digital era. Yesterday a bunch of Googlers toured a small portion of the collection, gawking at a Victorian Era difference engine and a German Enigma code machine, chuckling over immense IBM and Cray warhorses, lusting for TRS80s and Apple IIs, and so on.

    Admittedly, we were also there for a parochial purpose: to celebrate the entry into the museum's permanent collection of the first Google corkboard server rack, a do-it-yourself contraption which was one of about 30 in our fledgling company's first data center back in prehistoric, mist-enshrouded 1999. A few specs: each tray contained eight 22GB hard drives and one power supply, and the rack itself required no fewer than 86 hand-installed cooling fans. Guess the economy wasn't the only thing overheated in 1999.
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    Oh my! That is just very cool

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    • #3
      lmao! The first Pong machine!? I WANT IT NOW!

      MGM out

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MetalGearMaster
        lmao! The first Pong machine!? I WANT IT NOW!

        MGM out
        Surely not the first, just one of the originals?

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        • #5
          vBulletin should go there. :P.

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          • #6
            Hah -- that's awesome!
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            • #7
              Someone should send them a zip of vBulletin version 1
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              • #8
                LOL..let's just send em an old Jelsoft server along with it
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                • #9
                  Hell, let's send them Kier!

                  MGM out

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                  • #10
                    How about we send them Floris?

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                    • #11
                      I propose we just send John
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