Posts Tagged ‘history’
10 PRINT is a cute new book Saturday, January 5th, 2013 by b-knox

Published last November, ’10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10′ (yes, that is the entire official title) is an interesting traipse through all things related to running this one line program on a Commodore 64. Watch what it does when you RUN it — Somewhere in the mid 80’s, I discovered those two slash characters could […]

RIP Jack Tramiel Thursday, April 12th, 2012 by b-knox

Another big, classic computing obituary.  And I really have no idea how directly responsible he was for the actual 8bit Commodore machines, but it has more emotional impact on me than the passing of Steve Jobs.  I was kind of a spoiled kid (or there were great garage sales in my neighborhoods) because I had Commodores […]

World Famous Melvins MELVAN Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 by b-knox

I was kind of blown away by this ebay auction.  Since I’ve been at work today, there have been 24 additional bids taking the price from $14k to $20.8k with 6 days to go.  So what’s a melvan?  It’s a van that was used by the Melvins for touring purposes. It hasn’t been driven in […]

Steve Jobs vs. Dennis Ritchie . . . FIGHT! Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 by b-knox

Some time has passed since these two computer history icons passed themselves into the afterlife. They both died the same week last October, both legends, or at least their work will span following generations. But one of these bad boys was overlooked during this period by the media. In fact, if you were to listen […]