I really wanted to like this story, and I expected I would. In the end, I did enjoy it, but not nearly as much as I had expected. Technically, I found the editing inadequate, as there were numerous errors. The writing was otherwise fairly good, although I found the dialog to be another major weakness; at times it was bad enough to pull my attention out of the story.
Even so, the characterization was great, if a little over the top. Some additional development of some of the secondary characters would have been appreciated, though. The characters who were developed were all quite sympathetic, so maybe a little more development of at least one 'bad guy' would have been appropriate as well. I also thought at least one technical issue in the plot was glossed over, although I did not allow that to effect my determination of the story's merits, as I could've missed it somewhere.
All told, this story is interesting most for the look it gives at some old time computer hardware development. It admittedly occurs over a much shorter time span than is normal, but that is just artistic license. It's also an interesting look at a long distance relationship that actually works. Anyone looking for either should probably add this to their list of stories to read, but should keep their expectations down, so as to not be disappointed.