“We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.” Bernard Williams, British philosopher (1929 – 2003).
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Memory Lane (256 bytes)
It is easy to forget how large and limited computers used to be. My first home computer was a Commodore 64 and
it, along with other classics such as the PDP11, are all included in the
recently opened Living Computer Museum. A couple of points for the
nostalgic historical record: The maximum score possible on the 255 levels of
Pac-Man is 3,333,360 and in June 1980 the VIC-20 became the first computer to
sell over a million units - it had 3.5 KB of usable memory.