USING classic machines

From: Daniel A. Seagraves <>
Date: Fri Jun 27 12:38:01 1997

> I wrote a book last year on a TRS-80 model 100 portable. There's nothing
> else in the 4-pound range that can compare to its excellent keyboard and
> long battery life (except, of course, the other machines that share the
> same design, such as the NEC PC-8201). Unfortunately, the publisher
> required everything to be submitted in Word 6 format using a custom
> template (to facilitate conversion to SGML, oddly enough), so I had to do
> the final editing on a 486.

That thing (Mod 100) saved my ash more times than I'd like to mention in
school! Unfortunately, I lost 4 keys on the keyboard, so I can't use it
for much anymore (Keys were I K L and ?). I LOVED the look on the math
teacher's face when I walked in with it!

MT: What's that?
Me: A calculator.
MT: You're full of *, it's an organizer. ANd against the rules.
Me: Actually it's a computer.
(Shows off label)
MT: You little wise***!

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