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Stuart [standing by a desk with a computer, with Banderooge next to him]: Look what I got for Christmas, Banderooge! It's a home computer!     Banderooge: Can you play Asteroids?

Stuart: No, but it makes split-second corrections and reorganizes paragraphs!
    Banderooge: Can you play Space Invaders?

Stuart: No, Banderooge, it's a study and writing aid. All it does is schoolwork.
    Banderooge [walking away]: Who needs it?    

[The original IBM PC was released in September, 1981. It cost $3,000, had an Intel 8088 CPU running at 4.77MHz, came with 16Kb of RAM, had a single 160Kb 5.25 inch floppy disk drive, no hard drive, and a 80x24 text display. Apple Computer had few models with similarly limited abilities.]

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