2016-03-16 Wed


So I decided to visit the newspaper archives, basement level of the Toronto Reference Library and read about Toronto the week I landed.

You will appreciate that the first week in a new country, no matter how you read the newspapers, they donít make a lot of sense.

Howard Moscoe?

Mel Lastman?

The QEW?

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But I had used a microcomputer in Singapore.

In September 1982 a TRS-80 cost a mere $cdn6,000; I have no idea what that was in $us.

But at least it was marked down from $cdn7,600.

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And unlike todayís cheap ($cdn300) microcomputers, it came loaded with 64 KB of RAM memory.