"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
Wow, man, 1996.

Yeah, this brings back some memories.

Hell, I bought my second piece of computer equipment (a 14.4 modem!) off one of the local BBS sysops (Dreamsomething or other), and they ran Renegade.

I remember staying up all night playing LoRD and Tradewars (and Pimpwars), or playing X-COM until I had to go to school (rinse, wash, repeat all week).

My first piece of kit was for my parent's 486: A 4meg RAM chip.

$120. For four megs of RAM.

Yeah, man, the bad old days were pretty bad.

March 13, 2004 5:13 AM