Back then I was in my early teen years and my Dad asked why I needed a home computer. There really was no good answer at the time but my folks gave in and got one for me after much begging. Even though I played a lot of games on it, I also taught myself several programming languages which wound up being a solid base for my engineering degree and career.
Hello? Banana Jr. help line?
Poor Teddy! Lost his head in the explosion… :-(
What’s the point of us staying up all night debating the existence of God when this thing goes and gives you his phone number the next morning?- Hitchhiker’s Guide
First time I’ve seen a computer commit suicide.
+++Out Of Cheese Error ???+
When we first started selling 10 MB (That’s MEGA-byte!) hard drives, I remember wondering why anyone would ever need that much storage.
“Click, click, whirr”
Sounds like my old Commodore 64
Didn’t he ever see any 1950’s sci-fi moves? They always say “There are things which Man was not meant to know,” usually after the city has been wrecked by the giant monster.
Oliver could have learned that cheaper/less painfully by reading Nivens’ “Unfinished Story#2”…
There are some things man is not meant to tamper with….
Well, we can use them to read old “Bloom County” comic strips…
“There are realms of the mysterious that man should never poke into”? I guess he doesn’t know “B.A.S.I.C.’ you should always”PEEK" before you “POKE”.
Oliver has gone where no man should go! Let him mourn for his computer. I mourn his beheaded Teddy bear!
If God didn’t want us to have computers he would have given us brains – Look around…
What proportion of the population was using home computers before the Internet came along?
My first was IBM PC, shortly after I was hired by USAF and trained to program on the big iron using cards and tape reels.