I Remember the TI-99/4A

I’ve been interested in tech for a long looooong time.  One of my favorite memories from my childhood was my TI-99/4A computer.  I think I got it for Christmas in 1983.  16K of memory, a cassette recorder for storage, that goofy keyboard layout, and I loved it.

I spent untold hours of my youth programming that thing.  What a great time.  I found some video of the computer in action recently on YouTube.  Join me for a trip down 16K memory lane… 

Video Demo

Commercial 1 – Smart Kid

Commercial 2 – Dumb Kid

Commercial 3 (Bill Cosby!)

Of course, in between programs I also played my fair share of games.  Here’s some of my faves:

Munchman – My mom and I played this for hours!  We had a pattern that never failed.

Car Wars – I liked my games hard, fast, and noisy!

Alpiner – This game still looks like fun!

Parsec – It took me forever to learn how to refuel.

Anyway, it’s this little computer that really got me interested in tech, and I still remember it fondly.  Sigh…

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