A Childhood Spent With Computers: Writer/Kotaku contributor Leigh Alexander has published an ebook titled Breathing Machine: A Memoir of Computers. It's all about growing up alongside the computers of the 1980s and 90s, and it's good! You can get it at Amazon or a bunch of other places, and read an excerpt here.
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This I don't get. I've never heard of this word before, but it seems to mean literally "former."
I mean, damn, if a new word is coming around, might as well spice up its meaning. Damn.