I decided to take @Marty suggestion (dare? challenge?) http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/thr...for-surface-devices.70051/page-92#post-491294 and start a thread on some of our (random) recollections of the stone knives and bear skins of computer history (five extra points for anyone who can ID the reference). To start, here was my first computer (if you can call it that). It was a Basic programmable calculator TRS-80 PC-1: http://oldcomputers.net/trs80pc1.html I had the cassette serial interface, and it was one cool device (in fact, I still have it around the office somewhere).