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October 20, 2012 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

I went to school with a Kaypro computer and no one laughed - it was high tech!

Going off to school today seems to require a computer - preferably a laptop. It affords easy note-taking in class and is an indispensable research tool, to the dismay of your school's Head Librarian. College in my day was no different - the "laptop" was just a tad bigger. And the printer cable was of the "ribbon" variety.

I wish I still had it, but it was too bulky to continue with the various housing moves I made along the line. I made a stupid decision and got rid of it. Damn! But prior to it's dismissal, I was the king of high tech at school when it became known I had my own computer. Today, this is the sort of computer that might be sought out by a museum, not someone trying to churn out a research paper the night before it's due.

side view of the Kaypro computer
Dual disk drives allowed the programs to run on Drive A and save documents to Drive B.
front view of the Kaypro computer
Today it feels odd to spell disk with a "K".
Kaypro computer case
Most airlines won't allow something this big as a carry-on item! But this was considered a portable computer in the late 80s.

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