This blog came about from a conversation I was having with a friend of mine. Its due to him that I am writing this and he also gave me the title as well. This is the first part so Karl Winship thanks very much for the inspiration.
There were downsides to this though by any means it want perfect. One of the problems was that you would wait 30 minutes for it too load and it would crash so you would start again. The other was that when you typed in the code if you got ONE thing wrong it wouldn't work. Do you know what though? We didn't care we just started all over again. Doing it again and again until we got it right. We would spend hours doing this and we loved every minute of it.
There computer boom lasted a few years and then it was all to change again with the introduction of a whole new way of gaming which I shall cover in another blog. Its important though to remember that without these first computers there wouldn't be the games we play today. They changed everything, they challenged and intrigued the programmers of the future to write the games we know now. As Walt Disney changed the way films were made, Jet Set Willy and Manic Miner changed the way we played games.
Ill always hold these games and the systems we played them on in high regard even of they haven't stood the test of time. They were a special part of my childhood which I and others like me, will not forget. That is exactly the way a cherished childhood memory should be as well.