July 11, 2016
How many of you have ever even heard of TECO? Know what it is? Know how to use it?
For extra credit, what does the name mean?
UPDATE: And for extra extra credit, what command do you use to get out of it if you get into it by mistake?
Posted by: J Greely at July 11, 2016 04:04 PM (ZlYZd)
I only know about it because in the basement of the Duck U Science Building, there was a display of old tech stuff... 8" floppy disks, vacuum tubes, a very very old hard drive indeed, about the size of a standard suitcase, and instruction manuals for a number of old languages. TECO was one of them.
Posted by: Wonderduck at July 11, 2016 04:06 PM (Hdexn)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 11, 2016 05:00 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 11, 2016 05:05 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: cxt217 at July 11, 2016 05:22 PM (DuUoO)
Posted by: Wonderduck at July 11, 2016 08:48 PM (Hdexn)
Then, we got a C-128D... the one with the built-in disk drive!
First commercial program: Gunship! (followed by most of the early Microprose sims, most of which I would still play today if I could).
The only mainframe text editors I ever used were elm and pico, for the early days of E-Mail at college.
Posted by: BigD at July 11, 2016 09:27 PM (VKO9N)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at July 12, 2016 08:18 AM (x/Yak)
Let me see if I can remember it...
Yup, still remember it. I kept the 1541 disk drive after I upgraded from a C64 to C128.
What was impressive was that the C64 had, by the standards of the time, a rather flexible and capable sound chip. If the programmer was clever enough, you could get a game with impressive audio - like the games of Muse Software such as Castle Wolfenstein, and Microprose's Kennedy Approach.
I actually found a PC version of Red Storm Rising so I could continue playing the game when I moved to PC. Good times.
Posted by: cxt217 at July 12, 2016 12:17 PM (DuUoO)
Posted by: mtrigoboff at September 02, 2016 09:51 AM (eBuUt)
Posted by: mtrigoboff at September 02, 2016 09:57 AM (eBuUt)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
At Chizumatic, we take pride in being incomplete, incorrect, inconsistent, and unfair. We do all of them deliberately.
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