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Flashback Friday: What To Get 1983 Hackers For Christmas

by Sean P. Aune | December 3, 2010

First things first: It’s obvious these people had no real clue what the term “hacker” meant.

This gift giving guide for computer lovers from 1983 may be one of my favorite Flashback Friday installments yet.  Taking a look at what amazed them – wow, a clock –  and hearing some of the prices is enough to make you laugh out  loud.  Sure technology is constantly changing, and some day we’ll look back at technology from 2010 and think it was quaint, but … that time isn’t here yet, so let us laugh at the 1983 computer talk.

Oh yeah, and they dressed funny back then.


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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...


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