[linux-elitists] Microcomputerism

D. Joe Anderson deejoe at etrumeus.com
Tue Jul 14 20:43:45 PDT 2009


On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 07:11:55AM -0700, Don Marti wrote:
> Remember when "microcomputers" (nobody called them
> "PCs" yet) were going to bring power to individuals
> and small organizations?  Does anyone still have a
> favorite pro-decentralization essay from the days
> of 8-bit machines that came with real manuals?
> Maybe it's the introduction to a BASIC book, or an
> article in a purple mimeographed newsletter done on
> a dot-matrix printer.

I'm caught in a lather/rinse/repeat loop, contemplating the
impact of posting an Amazon link for copies of Computer
Lib/Dream Machines (4 used from $249.99).

Information wants to be collectible.

-- 
Joe
man screen | grep -A2 weird
  A weird imagination is most useful to gain full advantage of
  all the features.


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