Vintage Computer Ads That Show How Far We’ve Progressed

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If you know someone who takes their modern computer for granted, show them a vintage computer advertisement. The specifications featured in these old ads (along with their hefty price tags) seem minuscule to us right now, but they were the cutting edge of technology almost three decades ago. One ad published in the 1980s boasts a 10-megabyte hard disk for the jaw-dropping price of 3,495 USD, while another showcases a computer with 11 megabytes and 64 kilobytes of RAM for under 10,000 USD. Read full article here

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Lawsuit Claims Microwave Mac and Cheese Takes Too Long

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