Andrei Codrescu

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Commentator Andrei Codrescu remembers the first word processor he had — the Kaypro II in the 1980s. Its inventor, Andrew Kay, died Aug. 28, at the age of 95. The Kaypro II weighed in at a mere 26 pounds and was a favorite of early computer aficionados.

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SIEGEL: Commentator Andrei Codrescu finds summer in the panting of his dogs.

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Commentator Andrei Codrescu has been reading some biography this summer and he is not happy.