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http://www.racketboy.com/retro/collecting-nes-black-box-sprite-art-games: That was my idea! (Admittedly not a very original idea.)

Cat and Girl » Archive » Peak Nostalgia Production: Cat and Girl, or Tetsuo and Ashley?

Keeping the Game Alive: Evaluating Strategies for the Preservation of Console Video Games | Guttenbrunner | International Journal of Digital Curation: I'm probably not going to read this, and it's my loss.

http://www.cbi.umn.edu/collections/inv/cbi00021.html: I bet there's some stuff from my dad in here.

Emoticons and Smileys on PLATO in the 1970s: Truly, it was an age of wonders

"Pet Project": Does anyone else remember this surprisingly good Rob Malda SF story? I can't find it online anywhere.

YouTube - bobtwcatlanta's Channel : This person is amazing.

Amigan Software: ACAR & PAU Scans: Of the making of Amiga magazines there is no end

Exclusive Leisure Time Electronics and Toy & Hobby World raw archive: 1980 - 1981 | Armchair Arcade: Time for another episode of "coming to terms with the fact that there's cool stuff i'll probably never look at"

Video Game Stats: Nintendo Power Charts - NES Index: Amazing, thorough work--should be in a spreadsheet.

IGN: Scott West Productions: Once Upon Atari: Man, I'll never have time to watch this.

Internet Archive: Details: Disneyland Dream: Wait, who's filming this?

Retro Gaming - racketboy.com: Even more detail.

Hidden Palace - News: Like Golden Palace, except awesome instead of incredibly aggravating.

Move Under Ground: Officer Friendly's little boy's got a mohawk.

The Future Does Not Compute: "Were the barriers to creation of thinking machines clarified by a little-known philologist investigating the mythic consciousness of the ancients?" And what about ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS?

http://www.oldradiofun.com/Christmas/Theater_of_Romance_The_Messiah.mp3: This is the radio play I mentioned in NYCB 12/24/2004, and inevitably it's not nearly as funny as I remembered it.

dessgeega blog › redrunner: More context on previous link

Aleksi Eeben: Redrunner: Almost exactly the sort of game I think the Selfish GAME would come up with

Hardcore Gaming 101 : Full of forgotten sequels

Po Bronson on Silicon Valley: One of the WIRED articles that shaped my life; Sterling's Russia dispatch in the same issue, ditto

} I: A gallery of Mario hacks

Acorn Electron World: Magazine Scans: ELECTRON USER: Say, I'm an electron user!

Table of Contents: The Best of Creative Computing Volume 3: "It's time for a National Computer Club"

Eames' information machine - data visualization & visual design - information aesthetics: Includes cute sight gag where holes are applied to punch cards with a saltshaker

BYTE.com: Byte for me as a teenager

The Dot Eaters - Classic Video Game History: They defied the law of dots!

Dungeons & Dragons - Original Rules: The original 1970s D&D rules, edited for clarity. "Just the fact that the original artwork is missing is an improvement."

Once Upon Atari--The Video Story of Atari History: Interview-heavy Atari documentary

Videos of Commodore 64 and PET Programs: Retro demos

RTMhome: Seriously needs syndication-I keep forgetting about it

Halcyon Days - Contents: Interviews with 1980s game programmers

bitsavers.org: Old primary documents

http://cmdrkey.com/cbm/geosinfo/geos.html: We don't think of all GUI applications as working "the same way" in any meaningful sense, but early on GUIs were perceived that way. Evolution of uniform interfaces.

cc65 - a freeware C compiler for 6502 based systems: Your gateway to 15 new RFK ports

The Retrobits Podcast: Endless fun! Huge backlog!

Internet Archive: Computer Chronicles: Contemoraneous shows about old computers

Amiga Forever Home Page - Amiga Emulation, OS, Connectivity, History and Support: Self-contained Amiga emulator

Living With a Computer: "IBM will wage a counteroffensive with a DOS of its own."

A Treasury of World's Fair Art & Architecture: I demand more!

HCM: The Home Computer Museum ...: Awesome!

Glorious Trainwrecks: This can only lead to trouble

Absolute Elsewhere Contents: Lots of fun madness

LRB | Thomas Jones : Diary: I would love to see these program[me]s.

Kenzer & Company HackMaster: A game as complex as the URI you use to find out information about it!

crunk games - The Game Center CX Episode Guide: Any show where they make someone play Takeshi no Chousenjou is fine by me

Homepage of Peter Boné a.k.a sBeam: A refreshing blend of technological eras

Virtual Apple 2 - Online disk archive: Comes with the Virtual Steve Wozniak seal of approval

YouTube - Laserdisc Turtle: I am a turtle! Help!

COAST TO COAST AM WITH GEORGE NOORY: SHOWS: "So, Steve, do you think the Greys or the Lizardoids are the greater threat to Earth?"

Robot with catalog: This is me

Steve Wozniak in Founders At Work: WOZ

http://archives.thebbs.org/: Could it be... buncha old junk?

YouTube - He Said, She Said: BART nostalgia! gets on at Powell St in SF, gets off at 19th St in Oakland

Level Up - Life in the Video Game Ether: I used to have something similar. I remember Logo, plotters, and robots simulating the workings of a computer. Possibly Conway's Life too.

redkeyreddoor retrogaming :: Interview with the creators of Skool Daze: Is there a good guide to the Spectrum for Americans?

http://www.pinmame.com/: I didn't know this existed. In fact I came up with the idea and told Andy that it didn't.

Why Retrogaming?: Some Thoughts on Nostalgia and Gaming | Armchair Arcade: Nostalgia dissected

The Making of... 3D Monster Maze - Edge Online: HE HAS SEEN YOU

Business Plan Archive: Sure, they laughed at the BBS Documentary, but *this*!

Gism Butter : From, it would appear, "body butter"

http://www.computermuseum.20m.com/popelectronics.htm: Altair, all the time

http://archives.atarimuseum.com/archives/archives.html: Inc original programmer guides

Modern Mechanix » New York World’s Fair 1964-1965: I've seen the globe (from a taxi) and it's awesome

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/: A whole subculture I've never seen

Chistory : Ho ho ho!

Official Intellivision Website: Why, so it does

Alfredo's Arduous Adventures - presented by Effector 13: Wow, it really feels like I remember these but I think I've never seen them before

Atari Game Catalog, 1981 - a photoset on Flickr: Hey, I had this once

The Secret Weapons of Commodore!: I'm not really interested in the technology but the descriptions are a scream

rfc 1436: About all there is to know about gopher

Telnet BBS Guide - Main Page: Phineas Goodbody, proprietor

The original proposal of the WWW, HTMLized: I'd never seen this before yesterday -- name-checks Colossal Cave. "[Copyright enforcement and data security] are of secondary importance at CERN, where information exchange is still more important than secrecy."

http://www.dlib.org/dlib/april97/04lynch.html: "The role of Z39.50-1988 in WAIS might best be describe as "inspirational" rather than that of a standard."

The Oldskool PC -- 1980's PC Gaming-related Nostalgia and Resources: Includes unplayable demo of Planetfall 2!

Computer History Museum - Selling the Computer Revolution - Marketing Brochures in the Collection: You had me at "Sounder N/C Investment"

ColecoNation: The Vision is alive! | eight | 04.06: "For how long will our kind last"

RETRO REMAKES :: Classic Gaming for the Next Generation: Wait, you're not a real game

BBS Ads Collection v1.0: Now this is nostalgia!

Internet Archive: Details: The Whole Internet User's Guide & Catalog: Original first edition

http://web.mit.edu/6.933/www/Fall2000/infocom/start.html: Good analysis, with interviews

HOL - the database of amiga games - abime.net: Port all these to Linux so I can get my Amiga graphics fix

Lemon - Commodore 64 Heaven!: Tragically, outlawed by the new lemon laws

Frederick J. Drake & Company Book Catalogue: 1903: "Choice Dialogue and Vaudeville Stage Jokes". Let me tell you about my friend Ikey Cohen...

Internet Archive Search: subject:"Commercial catalogs": Subject: things that are awesome

http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/DocumentArchive/Documents/Books/Computing%20Before%20Computers/CBC.html: From the authors of "Thinking Before Thinkers"

PDP Planet: PDP-10, DEC, TOPS-20, Community & Portal: We sent all the PDPs to another planet, and good riddance!

Forefront Fall 2005: Sir Jacob

Main Page - Magweasel: I don't know why these things fascinate me when I never read them

Stupid Comics: This is just a bookmark of where I am in the list

Classic Video Games - Digital Press: Ow! My digit--caught in the press!

keepgoing.org :: The Big Fish: bandwagon

StudioZ.tv - Welcome to StudioZ.tv!: Still at it

The Old Computer Dot Com | Main Menu | Old Computer Computers Consoles Games and much much more |: In case I ever really go Amiga crazy

Order the BBS Documentary Today: Yes, i probably will, but not *today* today

Welcome to Fidonet News: Throughout my life nothing has given me a better sense of the presence of a parallel universe.

AtariArchives.org - archiving vintage computer books, information, and software: I wonder how much of this information is still technically useful

Sears Archives Home Page: down now but should be interesting

DigiBarn Newsletters: Homebrew Computer Club Newsletters: nostalgia for before i was born

The Work of Charles and Ray Eames (Library of Congress Exhibition): My heroes

Free Recipes From The Early 1900s: Nice presentation of some pg text or maybe not

Ben Jonson - The Alchemist: "Thy worst. I fart at thee."

Wired News: Maniacs Make a Modern Mansion: it is awesome

The Citadel Archive - Main: worse than rss aggregators

DuhDraw: I bet I still have the line-drawing keys in muscle memory

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OK_Soda: Whew, I wasn't making this up. And looking back, everyone reacted just as they were supposed to (including the authors of that entry, and probably me)

Nineteenth-Century American Children & What They Read: Life is short, kids! But maybe you'll learn to read before your untimely demise!

Neon - Simulated - Neon Look-Alike at Signswork.com: Approximate old, expensive technology with the technology that replaced it

RadioLovers.com - Old Time Radio Shows: Unfortunately does not have many of the old radio shows I would want to listen to

Untitled Document: "But dad, what about our nuclear deterrent?" "It's been stipulated away for the sake of didacticism, son."

FRPGC - History of roleplaying games: "the impenetrable rules forced players to invent their own rules and interpretations"

BBC - Wiltshire - Features - Fancy a game, comrade?: So that's what that MAME Rom was

http://www.sonic.net/~zakule/UltimaClassics/UltimaClassics-v1.3.txt: Ultima omnibus

101-280: Videostalgie: More about the PolyPlay

ETEXT.TEXTFILES.COM: NON-FICTION: What passed for etexts back in the day


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