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From: daid kahl <daidxor@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] [OT] How fast was ... ?
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2011 05:18:08
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] [OT] How fast was ... ? by
1 > Thank you very much for any nice idea, story or of course comparison
2 > in advance!i :)
4 Well, I still have a TI-86 calculator with a Z80 processor. Of
5 course, even these are extremely mocked these days (eg
8 My best friend in high school had programmer parents, and lots of
9 computer magazines from the 80s. I know we found some computer with a
10 Z80 processor from 1980 for $2000. I bought my calculator in 1998 for
11 about $100. Using a random inflation calculator, the same computer
12 would have cost $4000 at that time.
14 Who knows about specs and other stuff, but you said you wanted
15 stories, not science.
17 ~daid
19 PS Actually my calculator is MIA right now. Maybe I left it in the US
20 or Canada...or it's packed in some bag in Japan? Whatever people can
21 say, I miss my calculator.