Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 13th Oct 2011 22:14 UTC
Humor Last month we discussed how computers are portrayed in cultural icons like Lost in Space, Star Trek, The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, and -- of course! -- that lost gem, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes. This article continues this essential exploration of American culture with more probing profiles of computers on TV and in the movies.
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RE[2]: IMSAI 8080
by MacTO on Fri 14th Oct 2011 01:20 UTC in reply to "RE: IMSAI 8080"
MacTO
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I agree with what you said and you raised many excellent points.

When I was talking about the expense of the computer, I meant that it was a tad unrealistic for a teenage boy to have an up-to-date computer. To pick on the over priced Apple II: a couple of thousand for the computer, a few hundred dollars for each of the monitor, disk drive, printer, and modem. We're talking $4,000 or up in 1983 dollars (about $8000-$9000 in current dollars).

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