May 10, 2011
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Category: History, Tech, z - Business & Marketing
Is this what Will Smith was trying to sell in The Pursuit of Happyness?
Optional telephone transmission couplers – so you can browse Slashdot in your lunch hour?
Maybe Slashdot BBS
Laura, no that was some sort of X-ray machine.
A friend’s dad broght one of these home from work once. We were pretty sure he worked in outer space or something.
The photo in the second ad would seem to corroborate that impression.
I actually started my career using a similar machine…..
Is that monitor about a 3″ x 3″?
Remember that totally cool Compaq Daddy had in the mid-80s. Looked a lot like the one in the ad –like a sewing machine in other words, and weighed like one. AND remember our family running from one end of OHare to the other to catch a close connection. Daddy was hauling the Compaq so no hands free to help boys along.
“you can buy it in any colour you want. As long as it is blue.”
I remember IBM had one just like that and the Chairman, Sir Edwin Nixon had a modem built into his car so he could use it on the move, how cool was that!
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