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The good old days

The good old days

The proverbial good old days weren't really all that good--but you already knew that, didn't you? The funny folks over at Engadget have put up a hilarious post, spoofing what their site would have looked like as a 1985 BBS system. If you can remember plugging your telephone handset into the rubber cups of your acoustic coupler--or if you know what a sysop is, you'll feel right at home.

Highlights from the faux 1985 report include a report on the new-and-improved Commodore 128, complete with 128KB of RAM, and the promise of a "tapecast"--basically a podcast, '80s style, recorded on an audio cassette and passed around.

Sadly, they didn't mention the pivotal machines from my youth--my first computer, the TRS-80 Color Computer (hooked up to a TV set, of course) and its eventual replacement, the venerable Tandy 1000.