When it came to upgrading our systems for our real estate clients, Mac was not really in the picture for our real estate team. We had fancy PC systems, communicating with one another – multiple screen systems so our clients could see what we were looking at when they were seated at our desks and one heck of a infrastructure that was PC based.
We did not give Mac much thought and that was probably why.
PC was something that I started with when I was a young man and with my dad who bought our very first personal computer. The Sinclair TI (Texas Instruments) TI-99.
At that time, you could buy 16k of memory that snapped onto the back of the machine for an additional $99.99.
I remember reading many a PC magazine and locating programs that I typed on to the “horrible” keyboard.
I then saved those programs on cassette tapes. I would re-upload the programs, mostly games, with the same cassette deck, when I wanted to play them at a future time.
This was pre Commodore 64 folks 🙂
Now, some of you are probably not getting the “cassette” or TI thing. The 16k of memory is also mind baffling due to the huge amounts of storage that are today contained in SD cards.
Cassette’s – What we used to listen to music with. Magnetic in nature and stored information. Not much, but did the best job at the time.
TI – Texas Instruments: They were spear-headers in the computer game and developed some of the first Personal Computers. Now their Scientific Calculators is how you may know them today.
We will keep you posted with any “ground breaking” changes to our methods during the transitional time from PC to Mac with our Santa Clarita real estate business. For now, I’m enjoying the simple learning curve.