Thought for the month
“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.”
Aldous Huxley, writer (1894-1963).
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.
Labels: RTA Newsletter December 2012