The advent of the computer into the fabric of daily life has become as important as the discovery of fire or the wheel. Think of your use of a computer in the most innocuous of situations. We start our day with a computer-controlled timekeeping device, be it a watch, cell phone, radio, or TV. We have our morning coffee and our Pop-Tarts via a microwave and coffee maker with a microprocessor in them. We open our garages and secure and watch our homes with a computer. And then we get in the car.
Gone are the days when your local mechanic would listen intently to the valves, hear the carburetor and listen for a spark plug misfire. Now a technician plugs your car’s diagnostic system computer to a master computer and in seconds, can give you a complete reading of the entire car’s health in a millisecond. Our lives are intertwined with the dependence on a computer in just about everything we do.
Man on the Moon
As a mind-boggling event, man’s trips into the vastness of space are of a degree heretofore unknown. Our landing of a man on the moon fifty years ago was aided by the earliest of Univac systems. The massive bulk of the system that helped send, land and return our astronauts safely can now be contained in a watch, not unlike the one worn by comic book futuristic detective Dick Tracy.
It is truly astonishing that in the span of fifty years that a device that was once the size of a small office is now small enough to implant into a human and can carry out complex functions that were once only imagined. The integration of the computer from the enormity of the room filled with wires of circuits and switches to the desktop systems of the early 80s to innovation of a new way of computing (Apple), to the portable wave of laptops to the invention of smartphones and watches, the future holds a vibrant and exciting portent of what’s next.
Albert’s Pawn makes pawn loans on cutting edge electronics, and we also buy laptops featuring Windows 10 solid-state hard drives and at least 4g RAM, tablets from Samsung with Android operating systems and Apple iPads as well as later series Apple watches with iOS.
We also offer them for sale at amazing prices. With electronics, today’s state of the art is tomorrow’s boat anchor, so we price them to move. If you’re looking for a great deal, stop by and check out Albert’s selection. If you don’t see what you want, keep checking back. Sooner or later, we will have it for sale.
Albert’s has been family owned and operated since 1927. No matter what part of the Tri-Cities you’re in, we have a location to serve you. With four Albert’s Pawn locations (Downtown Johnson City, North Johnson City, Bristol, and Kingsport), getting top dollar for your items for pawn loans and finding that item you’ve been looking for at an unbeatable price has never been easier. Stop by and see why Albert’s Pawn is the premier pawnshop in the area.