Summary: Tony and Xander work out the highest priority inventions.
Word Count: 250
Tony Stark doesn’t remember computers this awful. That’s the first order of business, Xander decides. Building himself a computer that doesn’t totally suck. He doesn’t want to lug a fifty pound slow machine up to the second floor, and besides, touchscreen glass monitors are so much cooler.
In a rare concession to practicality, he goes for clear plastic instead, but has a working prototype in two months. Completion of the two AIs (Zathras, more limited, more social, White Star, the voice of reason, also known as Delenn, and/or sarcastic Russian, also known as Ivanova) takes more time; he needs to invent storage capacity for the two and ends up relying heavily on magic. Fortunately, Jenny’s happy to help, which means he’s not working blind since she knows stuff, and her social circles have been playing with the idea for a while.
He’s set on money for a while, as well: he’s slowly releasing minor computer upgrades to various companies. If he keeps up the steady pace, they’ll make it to flat screens eventually. He’d give the upgrades for the good of mankind, but as much as he hates to admit it he does need the money, especially after Uncle Rory fires him. He has to submit the income reports, and yeah, he’s pretty sure that in any other town, they’d worry about him becoming an entrepreneur at the age of seventeen, but this is Sunnydale, home of the ‘don’t ask questions about it and it’ll turn out fine’ mental paradigm.