Whilst thinking up a new hobby project, I got to thinking back to the family's first computer,
and the games we played on it. Younger members will likely get lost here, but here goes.
Our first was a secondhand Vic20, and this would be about 30 years since, with a cassette tape drive, and connected to the tv, via a modulator, if memory serves.
All of the games were text, and each time you answered aquestion, or made adecision, you had to wait for the tape to re-wind, wind forward, and then load the reply! Oh the fun we had, a game that would take milliseconds now took hours then.
Next on our list came several game 'consols' as I recall, ping pong, tank battle, space invaders and the like.
We managed to upgrade to an atari, and that was exiting, real(??) graphics, i.e bunches of pixels representing
the rough shape of your car, spaceship etc.
We moved up to our first 'real' pc, an Amstrad, round about the early 80's, cost a fortune, and with only dial-up, so did the internet.
Just shows how far we've come in a few years.
Anyone remember all that?