My last post contained some technical details about my laptop and its memory configuration. If that post is still accessible on the web years from now – as is my intent – I have to assume it will sound absolutely ridiculous.
To illustrate what I mean, let's revisit an old email message. I have archives of email dating back to 1991, and I occasionally browse them for grins and nostalgia. Here is a message my friend sent me in 1994:
From: mbp@…Ah, those halcyon days when we were impressed by a 7 pound laptop for 6 grand. Progress, eh?
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 1994 18:19:50 -0400 (EDT)
[person] just showed me his new toy. A notebook, with active matrix color VGA screen 500 MB hard disk, internal 14.4K FAX/modem, and… get this… 486DX4/75 CPU. Puppy weighs less than 7 lbs. And is literally the size of a notebook. Amazing color, etc., etc. He said something about $6000, and I'm pinching pennies to even CONSIDER a $150 modem. (or a $150 or $250 CPU)