A more than 15-year old laptop doesn't go for much on eBay -- unless it's the one Bill Clinton used to send the first ever US presidential email.
The still-functional laptop -- with Clinton's cheerful exchange with Space Shuttle astronaut John Glenn in November 1998 still on the hard drive -- is the featured item in an online sale by Massachusetts-based RR Auction.
"I wouldn't be surprised if it goes for $100,000 or more. Just the content of it is awesome," Bobby Livingston, a spokesman for the auction house that specializes in rare and unusual collectibles, told AFP on Monday.
There's some perspective for ya. The internet has become such a part of our daily lives, that it's easy to forget that it really wasn't that long ago at all when email was pretty damn new. Children today are growing up in a world where they might have trouble recognizing a regular corded telephone! It's pretty amazing really.