How'd you get into computers? (Apple II, PC clones, BBSes, CYBERSPACE)
Nostalgia! Jon and Justin talk about their "tech origin stories."
If you used computers in the 80s and 90s you're going to love this episode.
- Apple IIe in the school computer lab
- The original Macintosh
- "I wanted an Amiga so bad!"
- The BBS scene: Wildcat, Roboboard/FX, being a SySop
- Compuserve and AOL
- Tandy 1000, 386, 486, building your own Pentium
- Fave games: Commander Keen, King’s Quest, Wolfenstein, Doom, Duke Nukem, Raptor, Apogee Games
- Our first websites: high school swim team website, snowboarding website (with a guestbook)
- Our first computer businesses
It's a fun one. ;)
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- PC Magazine: the forgotten world of BBS door games
- Jon’s first computer: Compuadd
- Justin posted this on a usenet group in 1994: Absolute Future BBS!
- Justin’s first web company: Mediahead Productions
- Jon’s first web company: Creatively Aware
- Jon’s TV recommendation: Halt and Catch Fire (NY Times review)
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