Thursday, July 17, 2008

Commodore 64s party like its 1983

Here is a page about a recent geek fest in Cincinnati where 8 Commodore 64s were networked together for a game.

Geeks occasionally break out the vintage equipment but at this event, the C64s are using newer stuff to do things they never really did in the 1980s.

There are photos, but they are large and slow to appear. The page is being "slashdotted". Slashdot is a major geek website. When a lowly website appears on Slashdot, the traffic is so much that it overwhelms the servers. Hence, the bittersweet joy of being "slashdotted".

ps. My tech blog has never been Slashdotted. One day, perhaps.... Some friends of mine have had the impact.

3 comments:

PBS said...

Hey there. I still have fond memories of my first computer, a C64. My older brother's first business was as a Commodore dealer and if you gave him truth serum today, he would probably still say the Amiga was the greatest computer ever.

Jennifer said...

Aw, man. Brings back good memories! Sixteen whole colors--how cool was that?! And being able to play hangman, or car racing, or later Donkey Kong in your basement...priceless.

CaptainCanuck said...

@PBS. welcome! Those Amiga people are rabid fans indeed

@Jennifer I still remember some of the games like the iconic Gateway to Apshai. The graphics were so bad but one's imagination filled in the details.