In 2013 desks would have built-in computers operated by smart cards



Jerry Lockenour : engineer
On April 3, 1988 thge LA Times publishes an lengthy essay that described a day in the life of a fictional Granada Hills family in April 2013. Shorter secondary stories explored experts' opinions about future transportation issues, pollution, crime, overpopulation, computerized education and use of personal robots.

External devices that can read a Personal identification number (PIN) or other information may also be connected to a keyboard (usually called "card readers with PIN pad"). These typically are in place at institutions which require fast and easy switching between users; for example, bank tellers.
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