[conspire] would this be a good external hard drive for, my Linux Certified laptop?

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Feb 8 19:36:45 PST 2010

Quoting Paul Zander (paulz at ieee.org):

> The reason for the location of Fry's stores is simple.  It started in
> the South Bay.  Before the advent of the personal computer, there was
> a small chain of grocery stores with a big red Fry's logo.

I remember, after many years of patronising the Fry family's
supermarkets in Contra Costa County, walking into the original Fry's
Electronics store, a repurposed grocery store on Oakmead Parkway near
Lakeside, just east of Lawrence Expressway, Sunnyvale.[1]

What was truly mind-bending about it was that everything about the
layout and ergonomics of the place still proclaimed "supermarket".  
The only difference was that the impulse items near the checkout
stations were, so to speak, chips and DIPs, rather than chips and dips.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fry's_Electronics#History

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