gonna start a Retro Tech YouTube Channel where i'm like "wow. the ghosting on this LCD screen is HORRIBLE! wow. technology sure did suck back then. anyway i'm gonna put in this floppy... wow Read Error??? holy shit technology was awful back then. terrible. anyway that's all for this week, Retro Tech Lovers! don't forget to subscribe"

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tbh i really do miss when technology was superficially bad by accident rather than now where it's deeply morally bad on purpose

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I can lend you a game on tape for the C64. That'll teach you the truest meaning of suck.

@jens i have a few! at least the datasette doesn't require you to get the volume level right like so many of the other 80s micros

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If I remember correctly, I have The Last Ninja III. The loading times make that all but unplayable.

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also trying to code in assembler when you only had access to a cassette tape for storage as many bugs could result in your sourcecode getting clobbered (as the memory it sat in was overwritten) and you had to reload the whole lot again..

@jens @jk even better: a game distributed as 5 pages of printed BASIC you have to manually key in.

@jk I miss when it wasn't so centrally controlled and dominated by enormous financial interests that have all monetized Big Brother.

@jk the actual feeling here is more like.. being isolated enough from the large scale evils that we can build group identity around nitpicking the small problems together

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