TI Compact Computer 40
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My new-in-box Texas Instruments CC-40 "laptop." Circa 1983.

I’ve still got three pages to write, but my battery will only last another 15 minutes…
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Note this photo was published in a Sep 17, 2010 blog titled "H.S.: Le Wifi public – Les US et le Japon, deux façons de penser différentes ." It was also published in an undated (Jun 2011) posting on the PimPamPum website.


Spring officially arrived at 1:32 EDT on March 20, 2010, and it seemed like all 8 million New Yorkers were ready to take advantage of it. The sun was out, the temperature was in the 70s, the sky was blue, and the clouds had disappeared to some other part of the country. There was no way a sane person could stay indoors; the only question was which part of the city would be most enjoyable…

I decided on Riverside Park, and began a 3-mile stroll at the entrance on 72nd Street. I walked a few blocks south, to the newly-constructed pier that juts halfway out into the Hudson River (or so it seems, anyway), and then began walking north … past the 79th Street boat basin, along the upper, elevated stretch of park between 82nd Street and 96th Street, and then back down to the river — past the tennis courts, and along the narrow ribbon of grass and sidewalk that separates the Hudson River from the West Side Highway.

Along the way, I passed bicyclists, skaters, joggers, sunbathers, tourists, couples, lovers, friends, families, children, dogs, and … well, you’ll see.

I could have kept going once I got to 125th Street, but I decided I had had enough sunshine and exercise … so I strolled over to Broadway, and took a bus back downtown…

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