New Computer! Pentium 150 mhz!

Posted Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 at 10:30 AM

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I was perusing my backups this morning and found this gem of an e-mail that I sent to my friend Daniel back in 1997. I was 17 and a computer geek.

Wed 7-16-97

Well I’m typing again…on our very own, BRAND NEW COMPUTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Finally after four long years of enduring a laptop 486, the Malabuyo’s have actually purchased a good computer–with a CD-ROM drive even! Have you bought your new computer yet? Here’s ours (which I won’t get to use much, since I’ll be away from it most of the time)

Pentium 150 mhz
2.1 Gigabyte hard drive
16 MB RAM
3-CD changer, 6X
28.8 modem

Man Daniel, this is faster, better, everything more than I have ever worked with. I still can’t beleive all that room we have on the hard drive–and it’s not even double spaced yet! (We don’t even have dos–lost it in the great hard drive crash)

This won’t be funny to some of the kiddies, but I just think it’s funny how excited I was about the computer. Because, you know, 2.1 GB of space is crazy. Before double-spacing, even.

Oh how far we’ve come in 12 years. Just to give some perspective, the iPhone 3GS has a 600 mhz processor and 256 MB of RAM.

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