[vcf-midatlantic] Great vintage computer article.

Tony Bogan thebogans at mac.com
Wed Apr 12 05:47:39 EDT 2017

> On Apr 11, 2017, at 11:19 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> I stopped reading halfway through point 7 on the author's list: "Old computers typically presented you with a command prompt as soon as you switched them on"... he's teaching people that ALL "old computers" booted to BASIC. The prior 30 years of approx. 1945-1975 never happened?

I don't think the article pretends it never happened, it was not an article about the history of ALL computing since ENIAC.

From the first paragraph of the article:

"Today, we look back the classic era of home computing that existed alongside the dreariness of business computing and the heart-pounding noise and colour of the arcades"

It clearly sets the context in the first sentence and then pretty much stays on focus throughout. However, I agree with Dan it's more about vintage computers as relates to gaming than computers in general.


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