Pac-Man on a 286-era laptop computer is enough to make any geek writhe in ecstasy, but that’s not the only thing it does. Remy sent this explanation:
The Datamini PA-40 which I emailed you about earlier has found its use. It is being used as a kitchen computer. Who needs a touchscreenfridge for that?
My girlfriend makes the shopping lists on it, in WordPerfect. Quite handy, most of the time I need to work early (in a hospital) so when I come back home I read the list she made. I know most people do it on paper but this is just more awesome.
Furthermore while I’m cooking I try to update my Magic: The Gathering card database in Lotus 123. I have a main spreadsheet for it which I normally use, but it is funny to see that when an OpenOffice file is converted it still opens quite fast while fitting on a floppy.
I know I have too many computers as it is, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking for something to compete with that one.