Is That a Computer in my Pocket?

As we cleaned in preparation for some holiday entertaining, I stumbled across this old phone.

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I think that has to be my all-time favorite phone. Not because it was such a great phone, but because it did this …

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Voila! Open it up and it looks like a cute, little, mini laptop computer. I always thought that was so cool. I had a computer in my pocket, and I was happy to be there. Thank you for asking. Sure, we may all carry smart phones in our pocket today that are every bit as powerful as laptop computers, but they don’t look like computers. That old phone does. It will always be my favorite phone. And this will always be my favorite computer …

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Now that was a computer that put the punch in punch-cards.