Auction of laptop used by Clinton to email John Glenn in space

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11 Responses to “Auction of laptop used by Clinton to email John Glenn in space”

  1. Antlan says:

    1988, Clinton wasn’t President then…

  2. matt6666 says:

    um clinton was elected in 1992… something is wrong with this post.

    • David Pescovitz says:

      Correct. Clumsy finger on my part. And in fact, the auction lister made the same typo in the listing. Thanks!

  3. Petzl says:

    To quote L. Skywalker: “What a piece of  junk!”

  4. oasisob1 says:

    Too much time travel up in here.

  5. Eric Rucker says:

    As far as I can tell, the machine is a Satellite Pro 405CS (I think I can make that out on the display bezel, and it looks identical to the 405CSes that I owned).

    That means it was about a 3 year old machine when this happened.

    Pentium 75, proprietary RAM module, 8 MiB on the motherboard, 8 to 32 in the module slot.

  6. nixiebunny says:

    I have a receipt from 1997 for 32MB of RAM that cost $750. I’m going to the store today to buy 16GB for $120. Go figure.

  7. I have an Apple Newton, circa ’95 if anyone is interested.  It can send and receive faxes, email and surf the web using a PCMCIA 56.6 Kb/ps modem. Selling for much less than $125K.  Hey, I’ll even throw in a hard copy issue of the indie ‘zine “bOING bOING” with an article about how to use ARCHie, and FTP to “get high weirdness” using DOS.

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