[Novalug] Wii iiiiii !!!!!!!
loathe at speakeasy.net
Mon Nov 20 12:47:35 EST 2006
Ahh the Commodore Pet.
That's where I got my start. My elementary school had a couple of them in
front of a vax vms system.
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> From: novalug-bounces at calypso.tux.org [mailto:novalug-
> bounces at calypso.tux.org] On Behalf Of gregory pryzby
> Sent: Monday, November 20, 2006 9:46 AM
> To: Keith Casey
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> Subject: Re: [Novalug] Wii iiiiii !!!!!!!
> On Mon, Nov 20, 2006 at 09:19:24AM -0500, Keith Casey wrote:
> > On 11/20/06, Ed T. Toton III <bones at necrobones.net> wrote:
> > >The worst I ran into was Ultima 7 (especially Ultima 7 Part II). Needed
> > >over 600KB of low mem available. And at the time I had a Gravis
> > >which needed a driver loaded in low mem. Not to mention the oversized
> > Ultima VII... the sweetness and the agony. I loved this - not when
> > it came out - but once I finally got the blasted thing to run.
> Wizard and Zork for me... Of course it was the original Adventure,
> trader and star trek on a timeshare (tty sometimes!) that got me
> interested. I got to visit a 'magnet school' because of it and work on
> a Commodore Pet. There was a glass room with a computer that we could
> see while we worked on the Pets.
> To think I was going into biomedical research and happened into
> computers for a living :)
> > >Yes, games taught me a great deal. Creating them taught me
> > >more. As well as running a BBS. I'm where I am today because of it all
> > >well.
> > Yep, I agree whole-heartedly. Even before I had a computer, I was a
> > regular on a few Chicago boards due to a buddy of mine. I wouldn't
> > have gotten into computers until almost college if I hadn't done that.
> > And the guy who introduced me to BBS's... well now he's a deep-sea
> > diver in Alaska. Odds are, he'll be going under in about 3-4 hours.
> greg pryzby greg at pryzby dot org
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