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vaxvms
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Re: [Fun] Do You remember when....?

You knew someone who worked for Apollo or DEC or Data General or Prime or Wang. DEC was HQ'ed in an old Mill. Prime had operations in an old brewery and bottling building.
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MsTerra
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Ah, Prime was one that I was trying to bring to mind. They were in Maynard, weren't they?

I don't have specific recollections of people working for those companies, but I fell in with a seriously nerdy crowd in the mid-1980s for which MIT and the route 128 tech corridor were loci on some level.
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You were excited to get a high speed network connection - a 1200 baud modem.
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Pr1me was scattered about in the MetroWest area, primarily (pun intended) in Framingham. They bought the Black Label brewery on Rt 9 at Speen Street in Framingham and re-purposed it into office space. There was a wonderful long atrium in the bottling plant.
DEC was HQ'ed in Maynard.
DG was in Westboro
Wang was in Lowell.
Apollo was somewhere on Rt 2?
I worked at 2 of these companies. Interviewed at 4 out of 5
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vaxvms
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»www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPfrBxHgLmA


New Year's Eve before Dick Clark
6:00 into the video is New Year
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HenryFarpolo
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On New Years day you watched the Cotton and Sugar Bowls, then later in the PM the Rose Bowl, and in the evening the Orange Bowl.


vaxvms
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You'd watch the Celtics game on channel 4 with the volume turned off so you could listen to Johnny Most on AM 1030 radio.
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Dominokat
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Kids used to shovel snow to make extra money!


vaxvms
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RAM was a sheep
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HenryFarpolo
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Megabits were made for large horses.


Dominokat
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Click for full size
This is what a fuse box looked like?


HenryFarpolo
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The "Totem Pole" was the place to go!!

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norumbega_Park


Dominokat
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When the words "North Pole" meant "Santa's home?"


HenryFarpolo
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Every team seemed to make the playoffs but the Boston/NE Patriots.


vaxvms
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said by HenryFarpolo:

Every team seemed to make the playoffs but the Boston/NE Patriots Red Sox.



Dominokat
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You needed one of these to DIAL into the internet?


capecoddah

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capecoddah

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Remember when Pedro Martinez worked for the Red Sox?

Martinez will serve the Red Sox as an assistant to general manager Ben Cherington, the team has announced.

Oh, OK.


miataman

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said by capecoddah:

Remember when Pedro Martinez worked for the Red Sox?

Oh, yeah I remember.

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H3lWEF0ScA

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HenryFarpolo
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The Fuller Brush Man came to the door.........There's still a few of them out there.

»www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/···185.html


Dominokat
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Neighbors watched out for each other?

I've lived on a dead end with two other houses. We USED to have a mini "block party" But no more. We hardly talk to each other. (One neighbor moved, replaced with a guy who is anti social, and it spread.)


birdfeedr
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said by HenryFarpolo:

The Fuller Brush Man came to the door.........There's still a few of them out there.

Our city requires all door-to-door salespersons to register at town hall and pay a license fee. Doesn't always happen. I suppose it was done so the police would know how to deal with the phone calls. "There's a strange person going around knocking on all the doors."


birdfeedr
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Neighbors watched out for each other?

My neighbor across the street will escape soon to North Carolina until May. She puts a sign on the door "Nothing inside worth taking. Besides, one of the neighbors never sleeps and he plays cards with the police chief."

She thinks I never sleep because my kitchen light is always on. And I have no idea where she came up with the police chief thing.


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The City of Marlborough has signs up at the entrances on Route 20 and 85 that all solicitors must register with the police department.
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capecoddah

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Mr. Jordan was our Fuller Brush Man. Came to the Service Entrance. Called MOM Mrs. Capecoddah. Called me Master Capecoddah. Wore a tie.

Mr. Bell was our Hood milkman. 2 deliveries a week. 2.5 gallon milk container for 2 teenagers, a child (me) and a revolving door of Foreign Exchange Students. Service Entrance (garage).
(MOM's POP had a dairy company in Rural, Indiana from the 1920's to 1950's. Back in the bottled milk days.)

Not quite an old fashioned neighborhood, we all know each other and are BBQ-Friendly. We trade tomatoes. We used to have a Winter Sunday Brunch. It was a nice thing that got too big. We ended it when a snow plow took out a couple cars. A few of us get together for omelets and muffins and Bloody Marys on occasion.


vaxvms
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Big Macs came in styrofoam boxes.
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miataman

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a forty-five had a Side "B"


capecoddah

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said by miataman:

a forty-five had a Side "B"

Until we got BB Guns.

I still have this 45:
VERY NSFW!

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMdfMIEFQAU


vaxvms
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Frozen meals came in aluminum trays with separate compartments for the main course, potatoes, veggies, and desert
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