Ohio Scientific Model C8P-DF
As a boy, when my friends and I played Star Trek in the back yard, I was always Spock. The character held an “A7 computer expert” rating. When questioned about his qualifications during Kirk‘s court-martial, he testified simply: “I know all about them.” He was an expert with a Tricorder, able to extend its functionality using primitive technology.
In 1979 (I was 14 years old), my father purchased his first business computer. It was a state-of-the-art Ohio Scientific C8P-DF, notable for its dual 8″ floppy drives capable of storing a massive 275K.
I was hooked.
Department Of Homeland Security
In my essay, “The Phantom Menace”, I predicted that Saddam Hussein — and indeed, virtually all of the “terrorists” that government has paraded before us — would turn out to be absolutely no threat whatsoever. I pointed out that the FedGov’s stated reasons for starting a war with Iraq were mutually exclusive.
History is now bearing out my assertion. The Weapons of Mass Destruction™ that the FedGov shrieked were in imminent danger of being used against Americans have disappeared. In fact, Bush Administration officials are now claiming that it is unlikely that any are to be found.