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"We're replacing you with an abacus. So sorry."
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An abacus swimming pool
'This is what people had to use before they got antennae.'
Break Glass in Emergency.
With the aid of an abacus, Elizabeth Barrett Browning counts the ways.
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GREEN IT. 'But the power savings are considerable...'
Different tech devices by generation.
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Handcrafted Artisanal Laptop
Product development says it's based on the latest technology.
"These cuts to the IT budget have been brutal, huh?"
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'No transactions today...our abacus is down.'
Willus Gatus Abacus Peripherals - Extra memory sold here!
'Yeah, Perkins is old school and proud of it.'
"Well you said you wanted a simple, cheap solution!" (IT Solutions).
Chinese takeout closed temporarily: 'Our abacus is down.'
'Sorry, I can't help you, the computer's down again.'
Do you work out ?
Early Computers Took Up Whole Rooms
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'But I don't want to build toys. I want to be an accountant!'
"New! The 'Luddite' Computer."
"You should be outside with your friends, not stuck indoors all day playing on that damn computer."
Lester Hacks into an Abacus.
"We keep Frank around, because if there's a power failure he's the only one who can do anything."
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'He's our finance director - kind of old school.'
Abacus sales - 'I'll order 5000 in case we get hit by the millenium bug,'