As far as I'm concerned: if they have any IBM PS/2-style EduQuest model 40, 40, or 55s there, let me know (they're all-in-one machines that look like this
). Those are some of the most recent computers I'm looking for..
Dude, we used to have like 10 of those in our first grade classroom, I was so good with computers for a first grader, the teacher let me install and set up Reader Rabbit and Math Rabbit on the machine...
Yeah, my middle school set up a whole networked lab full of them right at the end of my 8th grade year. The same school had an Apple IIgs in the library that nobody used. It was interesting.
I like Wardan's story about programming COBOL with punch cards. Must have been a royal pain in the butt to use. One thing I find is that there is no shortage of people who like to cite punch card input as an example of how hard things were in their time. I respect their sacrifice.