Re: Extropian Kids

Kennita Watson (
Sun, 24 Aug 1997 17:42:23 -0700

>...It seems, as ever, computers are the
>great equaliser. Except in cost, what if our libraries started loaning

It may well happen. I remember when a four-function calculator cost
more than many TVs do now. Now they're given away as free gifts and
come in credit-card or watch sizes. The Toshiba Libretto, which is
about the size of a VCR cartridge, has a Pentium 75 processor, runs
Windows 95, and has 16MB of memory and 770MB of hard disk, costs about
$1700 now. It's not beyond the pale that such machines might cost less
than a library book within ten years, and get more durable besides.


Kennita Watson | The bond that links your true family is not one of blood,| but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do
| members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
| -- Richard Bach, _Illusions_