The Incontiguous Brick

August 2, 2007

Living with a computer (1982)

Filed under: Our World — iknowkeith @ 6:50 am

I came across this in the Atlantic online.

James Fallows wrote about his love for his SOL-20 home computer in 1982. Great article to see the where computing has come from the early days of “what is this thing for?” to “I need it to exist in the modern world.”


    “The process works this way. When I sit down to write a letter or start the first draft of an article, I simply type on the keyboard and the words appear on the screen”
    “I’d sell my computer before I’d sell my children. But the kids better watch their step. When have the children helped me meet a deadline? When has the computer dragged in a dead cat it found in the back yard?”

Click here for the entire article.


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