Computers: Patriot Games?

I caught up with a friend from China over the Easter holidays who, like many mainland tourists in Hong Kong, has a shopping list, including a pristine laptop. "But I want one with no parts made in China," he insisted. Great, I thought. I have two solutions: try the museums, where the computers of the 1980s are almost entirely made in the US. Or buy the one I am using to type this column, although more on that later.

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