Boston Linux & Unix (BLU) Home | Calendar | Mail Lists | List Archives | Desktop SIG | Hardware Hacking SIG
Wiki | Flickr | PicasaWeb | Video | Maps & Directions | Installfests | Keysignings
Linux Cafe | Meeting Notes | Blog | Linux Links | Bling | About BLU

BLU Discuss list archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

why do you play with computers?

On 01/21/2011 10:17 PM, Jack Coats wrote:
> I said it is corny. ... Now 40+ years later, they still mesmerize
> me. I don't have the knack or skill to play first person games, but
> enjoy watching others play, not so much to see the game as to marvel
> at the mesh of hardware and software it takes to get it to work.

Yeah games captured my imagination as well.  Still do.  God knows how
many hours I've logged in life so far.  For me it all started with an
Atari C380...  The
2600 was childhood ecstasy.  Blew my mind.  In junior high school we had
an Apple IIe in the library that nobody really knew how to use.  I would
do things like
10 ? eric hates english class
20 goto 10
and run out of the room.  :p  Then believe it or not I had a 2 year love
affair with an HP-11C.  OMG that thing was the perfect calculator!

Now it's all things Gnu/Linux and still lots of fun.

Eric Chadbourne

Discuss mailing list
Discuss-mNDKBlG2WHs at

BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

Valid HTML 4.01! Valid CSS!

Boston Linux & Unix /