There’s a lovely reddit group where people post images of their “retrobattlestations” – which is what I guess they call resurrected old computers and equipment – or even simply old pictures of old equipment. I’m enjoying going through image after image of people proudly posting their various victories. https://www.reddit.com/r/retrobattlestations/ This made me smile because I’d never seen it before in my life and I thought I’d seen everything.

There’s a lovely reddit group where people post images of their “retrobattlestations” – which is what I guess they call resurrected old computers and equipment – or even simply old pictures of old equipment. I’m enjoying going through image after image of people proudly posting their various victories.

https://www.reddit.com/r/retrobattlestations/

This made me smile because I’d never seen it before in my life and I thought I’d seen everything.

My first big boy computer was a Tandy 1000 TL … or TL/2 – oh wow, I think i actually forgot!

It’s whatever is here. I had to pose for a Christmas pictures, pretending to do something important. “Look, I’m doing data entry!”

But I was lucky to get a Tandy Color Computer 2 in 1983/84 which gave me an early bite in programming and making music.

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That Prince of Persia was probably THE most amazing looking game on my Tandy 1000 TL of the day. I couldn’t believe how realistic the movements were, hanging off the edges of things. It blew me away.

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Yup. And today’s high end gaming PC’s will be the trash junk of a few years from now.

How it goes :)

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Oh! I mean it made sense the moment I heard “battle stations” — I know kids with fancy gaming setups call it that — and grown adults with $25,000 man-cave super setups and beyond.

 

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