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04/13/2012

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Wes:

I greatly enjoy your writing style.

> ...watch the meetings while I play NHL 94 in the basement with
> my kids on the old Sega Genesis. Luckily the boys are still
> young enough and don't realize how lame daddy is when he is
> reliving his childhood on 16-bit video game machines.

Are you really reliving your childhood, or are you just a confirmed tightwad? ;)

Are you home schooling your kids and not letting them talk to other children?

What are you going to do when your kids suddenly discover that you have been keeping them in trapped the last century?

If you want to further the illusion, I have a first generation 1976 Atari 2600 VCS and a first generation 1981 ColecoVision that I would let go of for a reasonable price.

How about a 1981 VIC-20, or a 1982 Commodore 64, "the single best-selling personal computer model of all-time?"

I could also make you a good deal on a 1985 Commodore 128, complete with original box and accessories.

Somewhere in the attic, I have a 1985 Apricot PC. It is based on Intel 8086 microprocessor. It runs at the blazingly fast speed of 4.77 MHz!

Additionally, I also have a early 1980s Packard Bell laptop. It is also an 8086. All of this equipment was in good working condition when I packed it up and put it away.

Do you remember when Bill Gates supposedly said, "640K is more memory than anyone will ever need on a computer?" All you need to do is to add some more vintage memory chips, and you are ready to go!

If the electrical grid goes down for an extended period of time, you would be all set when you hook some of these guys up to an old CRT and your emergency power generator. ;)

Sorry that I digressed from the real issue here, the Park Hill School Board. May they be blessed and always act in the absolute best interests of the patrons of the district, and not end up like the KCMO School Board!

We already have enough nominees for the "Greater Kansas City Hall of Shame!"

Sincerely,

Ken Eagle
The Platte County Skeptic & Curmudgeon

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