CHAPTER 3

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Getting Comfortable

Normally we don’t start a chapter with a figure (and technically speaking we haven’t in this one, either), but we’re going for some good old-fashioned shock and awe. Take a look at Figure 3-1 (courtesy of Wikipedia).

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Figure 3-1.  TeleVideo 925 computer terminal

You might be wondering why we thought it necessary to show you some technology from the early ‘80s (late 1982 in this particular case). In the olden days, computers lacked all the niceties that we have today, such as colorful displays and mice. Back then, ...

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