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A Tween’s Take, circa 1993
A look through some old boxes from Allie’s childhood turned up this sheet of gold. We’ve deduced that it was penned in or around 1992-93 when she was 11 or 12 years old. If you’ve ever met AJ (in all her kindness & delight), you’ll definitely understand why everyone is especially taken aback when reading through this for the first time. (click to enlarge)
We forget how widespread these sorts of fears were some 15+ years ago. It’s also funny to recall how we understood human and technological interests to be so fundamentally opposed, or disconnected, back then.
If you’re curious, Allie got an A on her project. Her teacher’s comment read “May I have perspective? You have caught the feeling many have of computers.”
Really Sean, this is a little embarassing. Although I do wish I could remember the sentiment that promted this piece of work…
Ha! I remember feeling exactly the same way about my work Olivetti M24 in 1992.
Whatever, I loved my computer in 1992: Word Perfect, “Tapper” and Pine for email.