July 13, 2000

Just spent a few minutes poking through the Obsolete Computer Museum. It has info and pictures of the machines I owned in the 80s. Amazing to consider how far things have come. Moore's Law comes to life when you look at these things and try to remember what was the coolest thing you could do in a given year.

For example, in the fall of 1980, my Apple II+ had a 300 baud modem which connected me to bulletin boards. I remember beginning to dabble with AppleSoft and creating a little simulation of Mars and Earth orbiting the sun. In a year in which the first 1Ghz machines emerged, it's amazing to think that my first computer ran at 1.75Mhz!


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