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    A fascinating peek into a world which, largely, no longer exists.

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      I love that this reads like a guide to Capitalism for soon-to-be ex-Communists: “Ignorance of foreign markets can bring disappointments.”

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        “Ignorance of foreign markets can bring disappointments.” would make a perfect fortune cookie message.

        It’s curious how that situation is far from uniform in different countries. Post-soviet Russia quickly standardized on IBM PC compatibles among those who could afford them and ZX Spectrum clones among those who couldn’t. No one but serious retrocomputing nerds knows what a C64 or MSX were.

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          I really enjoyed the different cultural perspective. It was refreshing