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Whew! This is a trip down memory lane! My first computer was a Commodore 128 (twice 
the capacity of the Commodore 64!!!), bought in 1986 when I was a prison Librarian 
in Southeastern Michigan. Oddly enough, the strongest recommendations for that 
particular computer were from an inmate clerk I had at the time!! There was no hard 
drive, the floppy drive was a separate peripheral, and everything was on 7   
disks: programs & saved files. The monitor was a Black & white TV.  I think my word 
processing program was "Jane".

At Christmas our children (all 20-somethings) were reminiscing about the programs & 
games they used on the old computer. My 24-year-old's comment was mind-bending: 
"You know, Mom, I've never lived in a house where we didn't have a computer!" 
(almost...he was 3 years old) And we talk about technology natives (them) and 
immigrants (us!).

Have a great Monday, everyone!



Barbara Kane

High School Library Media Specialist

Southwestern Central School

Jamestown, NY



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