9.13.2007

Bill Cosby's computer.

I got lost in the wilds of cyberspace the other night and somehow stumbled across a TI-99 fanboy site. A TI-99/4A was the first computer I ever bought, at a garage sale back in '83, for the princely sum of $150. (My first car, bought only two years later, cost me $650.)

Anyhow, I had totally forgotten about the game "Microsurgeon" until I saw those screen shots. Oh, lordy, the hours I whiled away wandering through the circulatory system of mister digital patient, zapping blood clots and bacteria...

2 comments:

Dr. StrangeGun said...

16 bit glory hobbled by an OS that INTERPRETED it's system calls. Oh the horror.

I have one in the garage... not in storage, in the garage. It got caught in a pile of brokens that I cleared to make room for stuff... I've probably ruined it. At the very least it'll need the case soaked in bleach.

Don Meaker said...

I used a TR-99 when I worked for the Navy at Pt Mugu CA. Got a 400 dollar award by writing a program to calculate maintenance technical factors. (depot rework rate, ect).

Fond memories.