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short story about a laptop bought off Craigslist, Worcester, and time travel 

Short science fiction story that I wrote on gentrification in New England, old online communities & old laptops, which first appeared in the Terraform anthology book. Now free to read online! vice.com/en/article/v7vj38/wpo

The whole book is amazing mcdbooks.com/books/terraform

short story about a laptop bought off Craigslist, Worcester, and time travel 

@jomc absolutely loved this, congrats on getting it out! any time i see an old 486 i think, if i turned it on i could somehow connect to ancient BBSes and they'd be full of people chatting and trading files.

short story about a laptop bought off Craigslist, Worcester, and time travel 

@jplebreton thank you! it is a funny experience ...like walking past a house you used to live in or something

short story about a laptop bought off Craigslist, Worcester, and time travel 

@jomc just saw this and haven't read but the pitch here is basically irresistible for me

short story about a laptop bought off Craigslist, Worcester, and time travel 

@darius lol, I was about to cc you on just the worcester part.

I've been enjoying this newsletter about the city btw: billshaner.substack.com/about

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@jomc This is delightful, thank you for sharing.

short story about a laptop bought off Craigslist, Worcester, and time travel 

@jomc great story! reminds me of going to the MIT swap meet in the early 2000s. (one time we bought an ancient hard drive that the l0pht crew were selling and later discovered it was full of their mp3s. felt very cool.)

short story about a laptop bought off Craigslist, Worcester, and time travel 

@jomc I loved this story! The deus ex machina ending is perfect. Thanks for sharing it!

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