Die Hard is an amazing movie, but did you ever notice the problem with the touchscreens at Nakatomi Plaza? Given time, this interface would eventually do more damage than Hans Gruber and all his cronies.
On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the eighties comedy classic, “Trading Places.” It is a perfect film to watch this holiday season. Even if you don’t listen to the show, I hope this reminds you to rewatch the movie.
The eighties and nineties were a golden age for dial-in hotlines. Starting with 976 numbers and rolling into 1-900 numbers, the nations appetite for canned recordings could not be abated. I myself was a fan of these type of numbers. Calling them more than I would like to admit. Having […]
When the Atari 2600 dominated the video game market, Activision offered patches for those who reached high scores in their games. To get one, you simply needed to take a photo of your TV screen and send the photo to Activision. It was an amazing promotion. One that I desperately […]
On today’s show I talk the groundbreaking early computer game, Hunt the Wumpus. I begin the show talking about how accessible the game was to a young me and how it was the highlight of my early time in my High School Computer Club. After that I move onto the game itself.