my beloved coco2
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Since Mel posted her geeky retrospective
, I asked my mom to scan this photo of me and my TRS-80 Color Computer 2
, circa 1984. This should be enough proof to retain my geek card for the rest of my life.
Yes, I am comfortable enough with myself to post this photo, despite the horrendous
rainbow sweater I am wearing...and the really horrible glasses that you can't really see (but I know they're there!)...and the flowered wallpaper, etc. I was twelve-ish. We all looked stupid at twelve, right? Right. Ok, moving on.
My favorite "graphical" game on this machine was called Wildcatting. It had something to do with drilling for oil. I have no idea why I liked it. I'm sure I played all the Infocom games on this machine, because I did so very much love those. I still play Zork (command-line version) now...and I STILL suck at it, even with the map burned into my brain! As a kid, I very carefully drew the maps and commands out on large pieces of paper. Apparently it never dawned on me that you could just buy a damn book with all the maps in them...