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By Jason Snell

New toys

I’ve got to say that it’s pretty strange that I now have anecdotes of writing about technology that date from 20 years ago. When I started, I was the youngest person in the office—in fact, the first person most of my co-workers had worked with who was born in the 1970s. They were appalled. (I told this story the other day and someone said, “Wow, the ‘70s!” They meant how old I was, not how young. These kids today.)

Anyway, my anecdote from the 1990s is this: When I told people what I did for a living, and they asked me how I liked it, my standard answer was that I get to play with all the newest toys for a living. And to this day, I still feel like it. The greatest pleasure in being able to write about technology as my profession is that I get to use the latest and greatest stuff, and have a legitimate work reason to do so.…

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