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From: "Paula Stuart-Warren, CG" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] 1982 NGSQ Article on "Getting Involved With Computers
Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2007 22:46:28 -0500
Such memories! I remember the lovely big box Kaypro computer I used in the early1980s, WordStar for wordprocessing, dot-matrix printer, and compiling my first articles, publications, and family info via these. Carl York's Family Edge Plus was the first genealogy software I used. Carl was great with over the phone help. I seem to recall that he was located in Tennessee?
My first laptop was a Toshiba -- a group of colleagues were researching at the Family History Library and heard about a sale. It was the early 1990s and the Office Max store in Salt Lake City was closing out the older model of the laptop and I believe the cost was around $300.00 -- so several of us who were there made our foray into the laptop computer crowd. Among that group, the one I used was the last one to give up the ghost.
Richard, thanks for the impetus to take a trip down memory lane. I hesitate to figure out how many computers, printers, and related equipment and software I have spent money on in the last 25 years. Repairs? Let's not go there. My current laptop (a Toshiba again) is one year old and the HP printer is a week old.
Paula Stuart-Warren, CG
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