Reply to post: What the what?

Here's the little-known legal loophole that permitted mass surveillance in the UK

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What the what?

"This was the “Pet” computer; 2KB of memory and a printer. It retailed at 499 guineas and gave rise to the hastily introduced “word processor exemption”; a guinea was 21 shillings for the benefit of the younger readers"

Bloody old codgers, clinging onto obsolete currencies over a decade after it was phased out.

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