We all remember the 8bit era the NES the dreaded but much loved (phew save) Master System but do you remember the 8bit computing era?
I loved the Amstrad 464 CPC and I fully expected myself to be a programming genius! The day I got my own I sat at it solidly for 3 months practically, typing in unintelligible code line after unintelligible code line, not to make the ultimate dream game I had envisioned but a badly made calculator programme that decided that 2+2= 64,000. At that point I realised that I wasn’t a coder or hacker in any shape or form So I put a game into the tape reader and heard my first loading noise. To this day whenever I hear the noise it brings a smile to my face (if you have no idea what this sound is then ring a fax machine, you wont like it but it makes me happy. After that fiasco I turned my attention to the C64 and that amazing SID chip but more on that next time.
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