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A Blast from the Past: 1906

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Here’s a glimpse into the past, written and posted on my writing blog. Enjoy!

Stephanie Huesler

Living in the Cyber Age, it’s easy to forget that personal computers only came into existence for the mass market in 1981 (and even then, didn’t become common household items until the early 1990s), with the launch of the IBM Personal Computer (they coined that term, and the shortened “PC”).  We got our first personal computer in 1993, and it had the astounding RAM of 256 MB!

As far as telephones went, I grew up with several:  My grandparent’s farm had a box phone on the wall, with the separate ear piece; then they modernized to a heavy black beast of a rotary phone – the kind you could really slam down if the need arose; in fact, you had to be careful how you set it down, because it was so heavy that it might sound like a slam in the receiver!  My family had wireless land-line phones, but…

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