Re: New Poll Question

Subject: Re: New Poll Question
From: Lisa Roth <roth -dot- lisa -at- jimmy -dot- harvard -dot- edu>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 15:13:33 -0500

Ok, I can't control myself. I have to jump in.
Think of it as a word problem.

* My first "computer" was an Atari with built-in BASIC. It had 64k internal memory and an external *cassette* machine to load games like Frogger. I used to have to start the cassette before going to the dinner table, hoping it would be loaded and ready to play by the time dinner was over.
* My first modem was 600 baud. I had an external 5.25" diskette drive (after I gave the cassette set-up the boot), and I was really avant-garde at that point.
* I was about 10 or 11 years old when I got this computer.
* I was amazed with myself when I learned enough BASIC programmnig to make the same word or phrase repeat all over the screen diagonally.
* The original Star Wars movie is one of the first movies I *distinctly* remember seeing in the movie theater. (I think we went 5 times, so it's burned into my memory.)
* My favorite TV shows as a kid were The Facts of Life, The Love Boat, and Fantasy Island. (Now, how's *that* for an eternally Google-able statement?)

So: Was Disk in 6th grade before I was born??? I'm thinking that's a Yes, but who knows. Are there guessing penalties on this one?


Lisa M. Bronson wrote:

OK, folks, let's have some end-of-the-year fun! :)
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