Saturday, January 17, 2009

Byte Magazines 1978-82

- In late 1982, the Commodore 64 came out, replacing the Commodore VIC-20. One of the last few issues in this collection of magazines may document that historic moment - a massive 64kb of RAM at an affordable price point. Hell, I'll bet that got the cover.

- Unfortunately, none of these will tell the story of the development of the technological marvel that is Tetris; its release was still years away.*

- I like to imagine that there's an article in there somewhere titled "Pong - the Pinnacle of Computer Games."

- I also like to imagine that a young Bill Gates wrote snide letters to the editor under the pseudonym Heywood Jablomie.

*I know, it seems like Tetris has been around since WWII. In fact, it wasn't until a few years after another U.S. military triumph, the invasion of Grenada, that it came to be. 1985.

1 comment:

Frank said...

i kinda want these