10 forgotten wonders of 1980s homes
woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net
Tue Dec 29 19:59:32 CST 2015
On 12/29/2015 07:58 PM, Ian S. King wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 29, 2015 at 3:56 PM, Jay West <jwest at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> There's just gotta be some way to tie this thread back to on-topicness.
> But it is intriguing to see the computer as pop-culture artifact within a
> broader grouping of like artifacts. (You're welcome, Jay.) In my academic
> work, I use the term 'consumer computer' rather than 'personal computer'
> because the latter term is so overloaded and controversial. The Commodore
> was one of the earliest consumer computers, sold in department stores to
> families rather than in computer stores to cognoscenti.
> I do have to say, though, that in the '80s many if not most phones had
> transitioned to touch-tone 'dialing' (what a delightfully archaic term!).
> Nit picked. -- Ian
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