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Library wins with obsolete technology

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014

Megan Spencer, Siuslaw Public Library director (seated), and Susy Lacer, Friends of the Library volunteer, are amazed at the variety and function of a collection of 1980s computers donated to the library. In the small photo at right is a computer developed by the donor, Margaret Thompson, which has already been sold to benefit the library. Photo by Theresa Baer/Siuslaw News

When Margaret Ann Thompson passed away in 2012, she left a substantial part of her legacy to the Siuslaw Public Library. Thompson was a computer science engineer working on the cutting edge of advances made in the 1980s. She carefully saved much of the equipment she helped develop during that decade.

For the complete article see the 04-16-2014 issue.

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