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Comment Re:Re :: My first? (Score 1) 857

Atari 400 here, with 8K of RAM and a membrane keyboard. I bought it on a whim. I was just out of high school and had no idea what I was going to do with my life. I took it home that afternoon and read the manual to figure out how to write programs. Next thing I know it's three o'clock in the morning, and in that moment I knew what I was going to do for the rest of my life. And so I did. I'm retired now, but that little computer started me on a path that led to a wonderful life.

Comment Re:Much cheaper than the iPhone (Score 1) 104

So it's not that I'm wrong, you just don't like the units? As for being "useless", that's hardly the case. It makes it easy to compare to the cost of various things people do every day, such as buying coffee or cigarettes or whatever. For me, I would much rather choose the phone than, say, a cup of coffee.
And what in the world difference does it make how often someone is paid? Do you normalize every price to your salary frequency?

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