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Technology of the 1980s transforms life

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MITCHELL, S.D. — Tony Kinneberg’s entire science class gathered around the computer’s glowing green screen.

A junior in high school, Kinneberg had never seen or worked with a computer before going to class that day in 1983 in Richland, N.D.

Though it has been more than 20 years since that day, his recollections of seeing his first computer, a Tandy, are clear. At that time, it was the only computer at the school.

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