Friday, October 05, 2012
He Changed Everything
With two inveterate techies in the house, it was a given that we would get a computer when they got small enough to fit through the front door. Our first was a Leading Edge desktop model (with a printer) that cost more than $2000, a huge amount for our young family. But we felt we needed to invest in what we thought of as the future of technology. For that investment we got a monochrome screen with green rasterized type and a whopping 256K—no, that's not a typo—of RAM and what seemed at the time like an unfillable 20MB of memory. Not to mention piles of gigantic five-and-a-quarter-inch-square floppy disks.