Jennifer--I certainly agree with you on this one. The $100.00 cost is low enough to give it a "shot". My first computer was a COMODORE Vic, 64K which sold for considerably more than $100.00. Even though it was "entry" level, I gained great experience just trying to overcome the various short-comings the hardware presented. (Does anyone remember tape drives?) At any rate, I'm in. The learning experience itself would be well worth the effort and cost. Excellent post Cabe.
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