What's Old

(How this site was born)

Gregory Melle's creation process
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My name is Gregory. I have been thinking about my own very small place in history and decided to create this page on What's Old.
I bought my first computer in late 1982. It was a Commodore 64. I must have been one of the first people in British Columbia to get one. I drove 160 miles across the border to buy it from an electronics shop in Seattle. It cost me $525 with the cassette tape drive and without the dot matrix printer. It had an amazing 64 kilobytes of RAM!!!
I soon realized that I knew nothing about programming, that loading anything with a cassette drive took about 30 minutes and that its value would be a small fraction as much within a few months. So I sold it for slightly less than I had paid for it.
By 1983 it was time for a used Atari 1200XL. It was cheap and quite useful. I, and later my sister, used it for word processing and game playing for almost five years. In 1985 to 1986 I completed a year-long full-time Vancouver Community College program in Software Programming.
A dozen years -- and several computers later -- I was living in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. I got a dial-up Internet account and a 1200 baud modem. (For you kids out there that is about a zillionth of current high-speed connection speeds).
My first web page went live with the Mindlink! ISP on April 14, 1996. (That early HTML was the basis of my current Armstrong web page).
This NotSorry.com site went live on June 5, 1997. You can visit historical versions of my web site -- and millions of other archived sites -- at the Wayback Machine.
My business oriented web pages were at SoftOkay.com between February 1999 and 2004.
My software and business web site -- ActiveAlertData.com -- was folded into this one in 2008. My business pages are now found here.
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(I started creating What's New pages in May 1999. That was the same month that the term "Blogging" was first invented. I should have been more creative in my naming).
My "Web Page Diaries" were always intended as temporary solutions. I now work to organize my pages in a subject-oriented rather than date-oriented manner.

Corrections, useful comments and interesting opinions are always welcome.
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The contents and design of this website, along with with all images and photos, are Copyright © 2016 by Gregory Melle;
who did all the programming, design, writing and photography. All publication and reproduction rights are reserved.