Classic Computer Accumulation Squad

From: PG Manney <>
Date: Mon Nov 17 12:05:42 1997

>Hey, for years one of the standard excuses for getting a home computer
>was "Hey, we can keep recipes on it". For that of course, you really
>want a membrane keyboard -- pasta sauce in a Keytronics is fatal.

I always _loved_ seeing the adverts of smiling Mom (no flour on her hands,
natch!) booting up the family PC to get her recipes. Some of those early
recipe programs would specify oddities such as "5/48 tsp chives".
>And _of course_ a similarly protected laptop belongs in the bathroom,
>when you're setting down to do some serious Usenet reading.

Hey, I used to program in the bath with my HP-71!
Received on Mon Nov 17 1997 - 12:05:42 GMT

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