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a blog by Chris Barrow

My first laptop

Random access memories………

The 250Mb hard drive.

The black screen with flashing green cursor.

The interminable wait whilst the darn thing powered up.

My ignorance of what the letters GUI stood for?

The collection of floppy disks.

The upwardly-mobile financial planner who thought that Apple computers were for arty left-wing drop outs.

The CompuServe account.

The dot-matrix printer.

The only thing I simply cannot remember is what the hell I used my Compaq laptop for?

There’s not a shred of physical evidence left.

Which has me wondering whether I will be saying the same in 25 years?

p.s. here’s the accompanying mobile phone (£1,765 when new)


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