Wastelands of Suburbia

A place where the cast-off ephemera of the last four generations comes to rest, and is discussed fondly....Like junk, or the injection-molded minutiae of history? Welcome home...Junkyards, yard sales, roadside oddities, thrift stores and more-your memories are deep inside the box, so keep shaking.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Computers at the Dawn of Time!

Many moons ago, when I was a child, the odyssey of video gaming began...it was not as it is today, there was no such thing as CD, DVD or uber-bit graphics. We had sixteen bits and we liked it!

When you wanted the best of both worlds, you bought a Commodore computer-it would let you compute (even write your own games!) as well as play games from the arcade (is there such a thing as an arcade anymore?) Anyway, this was the Vic-20-as I recall, this dealie was a little less expensive than the 64, which was the Commodore Computer flagship. Anyone correct me if I'm wrong. And best of all, it's being hawked by shameless pitchman William "Wiggy" Shatner-some things never change.


Blogger Coach said...

I made the mistake of buying a RadioShack TRS-80, better known as the Trash-80. The only thing you could do with it was run your name across the screen like a thousand times.

3:09 PM  

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