This video brings back fond memories of writing BASIC programs on my Apple ][e. Watch how Daniel Shiffman uses Applesoft BASIC to program the game "Snake." He also includes links to the Applesoft BASIC programming reference manual and the famous Beagle Brothers poster with a list of Peeks, Pokes, and Pointers.
Atari's original prototype for the video game system Home Pong sold for $270,910, according to Boston-based RR Auction. It's from the collection of Allan Alcorn, who created Pong, the first video arcade game to become popular in the 1970s. The system mockup features two potentiometer paddle control knobs, a red 'start game' pushbutton, and a… READ THE REST
Best Electronics offers a unique and startlingly extensive range of genuine Atari parts, the result of proprietor Bradley Koda's canny purchases of warehouses full of then-worthless gear during the company's decline and demise. But for the enthusiastic buyer, Vice reports, he is a "temperamental dragon" guarding a hoard, happy to have it all and in… READ THE REST
My father was an electrical engineer at IBM in the 1960s and developed tape drive technology there, so when I saw designer Love Hulten's storage cabinet inspired by the IBM 2401 tape drive, I felt nostalgic. Hulten also designs cool retro video game consoles and synthesizers. I recommend his Instagram. READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. The internet is a chaotic, weird, beautiful thing where you can find things from amazing infographics to fun news blurbs about what is clearly the prologue to a horror movie. When you're… READ THE REST