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