They don't sell PCs like they used to - specifically with sci-fi author Isaac Asimov and his powerful, bushy sideburns. The bewhiskered Asimov proudly pitched Tandy/Radio Shack PCs, like the TRS-80 the first personal computer I ever played a game on. [More PC Gaming Week]
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