Sunday, May 22, 2011
My First Gaming Computer
There she is, in all her glory. A Leading Edge 8088 IBM clone. All that is missing is the amber monitor. I had the worst keyboard ever to go with that, too, one that clicked with every keystroke so loudly that I couldn't stay up and do stealth sessions after everyone was in bed.
I put in several hundred or more hours of prime time chat and text gaming into that box, with my shareware dialer (anyone remember Telix?) and a 4800 baud modem a friend of a friend sold me for 20 bucks. I always got a little thrill when I connected and the ANSI graphics started to slowly scroll into place on my screen. What if they were new? Maybe there was a new door game! I wonder if Drumgirl or Ledzeplin are on tonight?
I was such a nerd.