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I am Perry Peterson, a retired auditor and tax accountant. My wife Valeta and I live along the front range of the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains.
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The walking numbers man is back by special request
8-bit graphics (pictured below) were standard when I started computing.
My first computer was purchased in 1984. It had an 80 column screen and 64kB memory.
Some computers of the day had a 64 column screen but if all you could afford was a Vic 20 you were staring at characters nearly one half inch tall on a 20 column screen. The Vic 20 didn’t come with a monitor. It had to be connected to a b/w TV set.
The original IBM PC had only 16kB memory. Anything more had to be added by installing a bus card.
Anyway, I saw a lot of 8-bit graphics some years ago so the nostalgic 8-bit glasses (on loan from Patrick) were fun to look at and wear.