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…
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…