2AM has released Pitch Dark, a utility for browsing and playing infocom style text adventure games on your Apple II. Get it via the Internet Archive
A few weeks ago, spurred by my continuing facination with technology that we have otherwise left behind, I purchased several small, touch screen, pocket computers manufactured by PalmOne. Calling them ‘palm pilots’ is a bit of a misnomer, but it’s close enough. Specifically, I got a tx, an e2, and a lifedrive. What follows are impressions after several weeks of hands on use.
As I mentioned previously, we bought a house and moved to the North GA mountains. We’re home and mostly settled, I am finding a good rhythm with my new job, and with life in the country. Things are good!
This weekend, I watched and enjoyed His Girl Friday. I thought it would be fun to share it with you all. You’ll find the trailer, the full movie, and some comentary below. I will warn you that the trailer has a few light spoilers (but they are spoilers from the play, which is 90 years old, and with which it is assumed audiences would already be familiar when watching this film.)
I make no secret of the fact that I love old computers, and that I think modern computers have lost their way in terms of providing utility to users. To that end, I write about, and think about, computers and the way to move computers forward, without losing site of the fact that computers should serve their users. I grew up with hand-me-down computers, from Atari to Apple (II GS!) to Dell, and in the process I got to experience a sizable portion of computer history very quickly, in my teen years.