My First Laptop

Computing

I purchased my first laptop in March 2000. It arrived the 9th, I believe, for I was on a plane to Florida on the 10th and it was brand new. So brand new that I didn’t know how to turn it off. I just shut the lid.

I traveled to spend time with my folks, see a spring training game, and CSN&Y in Tampa.

The laptop was from Dell. It cost $3,000. Wow! It was state-of-the-art for its time. I know I added a firewire card at some point. I believe there was a dongle to connect to the Internet. We’ve come such a long way since then,

The above photograph was taken in Tarpon Springs, FL by my father. I was showing my parents this new, fun contraption!

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