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Monday, December 10, 2007

Is anyone else as old as me?

Remember this?

Click HERE and HERE and mostly for fun HERE for all your Commodore-64 (and Commodore-128!) goodness. I remember when Ned loaded some game with his CASSETTE DRIVE that took forever and looked like crap. And if it didn't load properly the first time, it took another 20 minutes to try again. Is RUNSTOP magazine still around?

Happy 25th, Commodore-64!

PS: I really like THIS even though it's Apple. It's an amazing example of using 1980s "state of the art" programming technology, that now looks incredibly primitive and dated... here's Jed's Other Poem.



At 12/10/2007 11:24 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

I'll admit it, I'm old enough to remember those days...

Heck, I learned graphic design on those old MacIntosh computers with the black and white screen that was about 4" across. We thought that was high tech back then!

At 12/11/2007 12:05 AM, Blogger amthcaictm said...

25 years. that still puts us WAY behind schedule. after all i am still TYPING this message. and i'm not messaging from a moon base or while approaching the speed of light....

or am i supposed to be just sooooo #$%^%%* grateful that i can play halo instead of pong that i don't notice how all the promises made us in the 70’s remain unfulfilled?

on the other hand no post-apocalyptic zombies...

At 12/11/2007 10:29 AM, Blogger Currahee Chris said...

YEAH MAN!!I remember those days- ALL TOO WELL!!

I still have my Atari 800XL computer. I have a big old 5.5" disk drive for it too. The spring was going bad on it so in order to properly load the games, we would have to gently push in the disk so it would boot!!!

I learned how to program with that computer, which was my parents goal in buying it for me. I got REALLY creative and designed a "choose your own adventure" type game for my girlfriend (now wife) when we were in High School- her and her friends would play it during their computer class.

I also have some of my old Electronic Arts games "EA"- Realm of Impossibility is one- I show then to post 80's kids these days and they trip off it.

I had other fun games like Montezuma's Revenge, mail order monsters and the staples like Donkey Kong, Joust, Pac Mans, etc. I don't care what anyone says, give me those games ANY DAY!!

At 12/11/2007 11:23 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

I remember typing in a program found in RUN 5 or RUN/STOP magazine that would make a "falling" sound when I pushed a certain button. It took me three or four hours to get it right for two seconds of fun whenever I hit ENTER. Wooo.

And amthcaictm, I want a computer like the one in STAR TREK so I can just stand there, cock my head, look at the ceiling and say "Computer, Google 'FLENSING KNIVES'!" and get an instantaneous response.

Oh yeah, I also want my flippin' rocketpack already.

At 12/11/2007 3:18 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

Where are the FLYING CARS???

Actually, I suppose it's best we don't have flying cars, people can barely handle regular cars. Can you imagine the accidents?

At 12/11/2007 7:40 PM, Blogger amoorefan3 said...

i'm not old.


At 12/12/2007 5:37 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Speaking of flying cars, you guys never did get me one of THESE. What's up with that? I'm still waiting.

At 12/13/2007 7:42 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

*throws walker at amoorefan3*

At 12/13/2007 8:26 PM, Blogger amthcaictm said...

(your flying car) we were waiting for them to make it in invisible--will it come with a free golden lasso too?

At 12/14/2007 8:06 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

An invisible flying car? That's crazy.

Hmmmm... if you put stuff in the trunk, would it be invisible too? How about when you put gas in the tank... does that turn invisible?


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