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Steve Jobs Dead At 56

rapett0 Apple ][ (1613 comments)

My first real computer experience was on an Apple ][ at my elementary school. Granted it took many other factors over a lifetime to lead me where I am today, but I have to give props to Steve Jobs (and the Woz) for help getting it (being career, educational choices, etc.) started.

more than 2 years ago
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What Was Your First Gaming Experience?

rapett0 Almost 30 years ago... (718 comments)

Looking back, its hard to remember in my new found "old" age. While maybe not exactly right, I do remember a game called Crossbows and Catapults. I doubt that game would have been sold in 20 years due to our new nanny state were everything that can put out an eye is banned.

As for video games, I would think Atarti 2600 probably. I remember switching the RF switch box and firing it up while listening to whatever tapes I recorded off the radio! [I am sure someone will tell me thats nothing, they stuck transitors in potatos while walking uphill both ways to get music.] Oddly enough, I got my Atari 400 and 800 many years after my first systems (2600, 7800, Odyssey, NES, etc).

Computers, um...I know I died many times on the Oregon Trail. However, what covered wagon was I in? Tandy something or other, or Commodore 64? Apple 2 maybe at my elementary school's library perhaps.

more than 6 years ago

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rapett0 rapett0 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

rapett0 writes "Over at CNET there is a special announcement that one of the editors and his family have gone missing. They were in a silver Saab station wagon, license plate DOESF. You can call 1-800-452-7888 if you have any tips concerning their whereabouts."

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rapett0 rapett0 writes  |  more than 9 years ago

I finally updated my website from sac.uky.edu/~rapett0 to sqozon. Sad to see an old friend go.

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