I remember they sold Commodore 64s out of the Sears and Monkey Ward Christmas catalogs. First 'PC' I ever saw was a friend's TRS-80. He had a UFO club and that was the centerpiece. No idea what to do with it at the time, but there it was.
I was still sticking with the Apple II for a few years after it had become obsolescent. I even subscribed to a newsletter that offered tips and tweaks for getting it to do things it wouldn't have been able to do otherwise.
Also, there was an Apple-compatible word processing program that I really loved. I regularly used it in a college computer lab: Bank Street Writer. It was so easy, so intuitive!
I was digging a trench for electric service and found this. Been buried 30+years - marked 1987. There used to be an aboveground pool near where I'm working and all sorts of crap has come out of the ground. Surprisingly, most of it looks unbothered by all the years. Doesn't make me feel any better about landfills - not gone at all just out of sight out of mind.
No batteries required. Imagine having a child's toy that didn't need them. Strange, right?
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The Max Headroom Incident: In 1987 someone interrupted the broadcast of a television station in Chicago. The first interruption was during the news, the second was during a showing of Dr. Who. What was broadcast was exceedingly mysterious, a touch scary, and has never been resolved.