Boy (11) sues mum for not buying him PC | The Register


This reminds me of when I was a kid. It didn’t quite take a lawsuit, but I did coerce my mom into buying me one of the fancy new IBM AT clones by NCR with the big honking keyboards, and the F11-F29 keys (which really just did Ctrl+F1-10 and Alt+F1-F10), and the largest Enter key I’ve yet seen.

I must’ve been around the same age (11) when the developers at my mom’s software company got the new computers, and I begged and begged and begged until finally she caved and bought me one as well. I was the happiest buy in town. I kept running dir just to see how fast the characters would scroll over the screen. Those were the days ;-)

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Guan Yang

Not the point The mom had actually promised the boy a PC if he achieved a certain grade in his school test, and was not able to honor that contract.
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