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The future is good!

Consider: The first computer my family had (that I was around for, anyway) was a Commodore 64, so named because it had, I believe, 64 MB of RAM*. It didn't have a CD drive, it didn't even have a floppy drive until later, it had a cassette tape drive.

I'm sitting on my couch with my laptop computer (laptop computer! switch gears for a moment and listen to that phrase with your 1985 ears), posting on the internet, with no cables connecting to my computer except the power cable, and that one's optional. See? I just unplugged it. Computing with no wires!

Seriously, the future is here, and has been for a while now. No flying cars yet, but wheee! (And Pay By Touch at the local grocery store. How cool is that, that you can pay for groceries using a fingerprint?? Unfortunately the pay-by-touch company went out of business, but it was sweet while it lasted.)

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Yes, if you couldn't guess by the above, I bought a wireless router tonight so I can get wireless access at home. Wheee!


* I have been corrected. It was 64 KB!

Comments

mhaithaca
May. 7th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
Your Commodore 64 had 64KB of RAM. 64MB personal computers (a thousand times as much memory, still way less than these days) came much later. :-)
aedifica
May. 7th, 2008 04:25 am (UTC)
The possibility that it might have been KB, not MB, didn't even cross my mind. Goodness! :-)