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August 26, 2003
Check it out! It’s my first computer (the Atari 800XL down at the bottom). Well, it wasn’t technically mine so much as my family’s. We had the cassette tape drive and everything. Can you find yours?
PostedAugust 26, 2003 — 4:45 pm
August 26, 2003 — 11:54 pm
Yep. The old Texas Instrument, hooked up to our family television. We had maybe six different cartridges, mostly games. One taught me how to type, and one wisked me away to a scary jungle to “Hunt the Wumpus.”
Sigh. Them were the days. 🙂
August 27, 2003 — 2:15 am
Ha, here’s my VIC-20. Even better, it actually was ‘mine’ as I won it in an art contest. The added memory (8K expansion!), cartridges, and tape drive were family property though.
August 27, 2003 — 7:19 am
We had the Atari 400 (flat keyboard and all)–we had a few games (Missile Command!) and the cassette recorder for storage…you know, so we could play “States and Capitals” over and over.
August 28, 2003 — 6:05 am
Aww. I actually kind of miss our Apple IIc. It was such a good computer. How many hours did I spend playing “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” on that thing. . .
August 28, 2003 — 11:52 am
I’m glad we’re all big nostalgic nerds together! 🙂
I didn’t own an Apple, Nora, but there was one at our local library that you could use. My sister and I would spend hours in there making signs and banners for our room with Print Shop. I also played “The Oregon Trail” like a fiend. What a great game.
August 28, 2003 — 12:51 pm
Apple II rocks! Best games ever. I wish there was a way to play them all. I’ve tried emulators. One even loaded programs but had no support for joysticks. Wah. Oh what I would give to play some Rescue Raiders…
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