When is the best time to buy a new laptop?

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mbrudnic
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Re: When is the best time to buy a new laptop?

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HappyDaze wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:11 pm
I don't like it - it's new, lol.
LOL, it's not a big deal. It's cheaper and generally reliable. It is like using Zoom or skype without the video.

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Re: When is the best time to buy a new laptop?

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mbrudnic wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:43 am
the mid-80's, my college course included history of computers and programming in Pascal language. (When I graduated they were changing it to Word Processing, spreadsheets & presentations.) I had a talent for the programming and did find it interesting. So I took another and the another before changing to a major of Information Systems in the College of Business. So it was part luck, part hard work. And it has offered me a very good living.
I took Pascal :) and FORTRAN, Cobol, RPGII, Basic... there was another one but the name escapes me.

My RPGII professor was a concert pianist who was just teaching for the $. Fun guy.

All that and 35 years later I'm nearly useless with a computer. Never programmed, outside of a little machine-specific JCL, after my first year working.

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Re: When is the best time to buy a new laptop?

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HappyDaze wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:11 pm
I don't like it - it's new, lol.
LOL.

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Re: When is the best time to buy a new laptop?

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SandiSAHM wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:14 pm
I took Pascal :) and FORTRAN, Cobol, RPGII, Basic... there was another one but the name escapes me.

My RPGII professor was a concert pianist who was just teaching for the $. Fun guy.

All that and 35 years later I'm nearly useless with a computer. Never programmed, outside of a little machine-specific JCL, after my first year working.
I could code ok but I was terrible at testing my own code. I do better in Administration and operations.

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Re: When is the best time to buy a new laptop?

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mbrudnic wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:37 pm
I could code ok but I was terrible at testing my own code. I do better in Administration and operations.
Turns out I did better with automotive components and, later, spec'ing industrial equipment. Definitely my dad's kid, LOL - I'm told he was surprised I turned out to have his inclinations, apparently he thought being technically inclined required different chromosomes ;)

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