Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 112 / SEPTEMBER 1989 / PAGE 15

A Learning Experience

I would like to commend you and your entire staff for the fine magazine you put out. I have been computer-literate for a number of years—in terms of programming languages. Unfortunately, when it came to computer hardware, I was as dumb as they come. For example: I specifically looked for a computer with a 5¼-inch drive because it would obviously have more storage than a 3½-inch drive. I didn't know an 80286 from R2D2.

I tried several magazines and all but yours talked way over my head. By reading COMPUTE!. I have educated myself about the history of personal computing, the possibilities and limitations of hardware, as well as what is to come. I equally appreciate your dedication to getting the most out of older computers and orphans. In my days of computer ignorance. I had also purchased a Timex Sinclair 1000 and a TRS-80 hand-held PC. I now have hope that they can be used for something other than dust collectors.

William Eric Summers Hallsville, MO