* I am sorry I missed you when I was visiting (Town) * I am sorry I never got the chance to see you when you were in (City) 6 years ago * I never got the chance because I was broke So here it is…
Make some time, take out a personal loan, ask your mom for an allowance, sell that old comic book collection, sell your nude images… NEW YORK February 06 – 13 Philadelphia February 13 – 16 More dates to be announced !
The object was to hit the switch under it at just the right time, and turn the light off. Get all the lights out, and, well, you ran out of interesting things to do rapidly. It soon became known that if you bought a little extra memory, and an I/O device, and got hold of a thing called a "Basic interpreter" you could reach the next level in computerdom (and limits on your credit card). Original Basic programs from this time are hard to find now, even on the Internet.
Of course, using a computer stripped of its essence like this is somewhat like buying an engine, starting it up on the garage floor and marveling at it. Now, with an ASR-33 clanking away next to the blue box, and that Basic tape, probably borrowed from a friend, you were ready to sign on. The media on which they were kept was either lost, destroyed, or more likely, simply belonged to an obsolete computer or media type that was thrown out at the end of its life.
Later they became a standard computer accessory for cheap input and output. For a budding computer hobbyist, it was the thing to have after you got your first computer. The period of time for Classic Basic, as I define it was short, from about 1976 to 1980 at the latest.
These units were used originally by people like Western Union to transmit telegrams.
I am here on the road again and would love to meet you. Time and mother nature have been very kind to me and so have you. I often get emails from you asking me: * When will you tour again?
If you did your homework correctly, those lights did the right things, and after carefully reading the manual, and inputting several byte instructions, painstakingly flipping each bit of the byte, 8 bits, then hitting enter for each byte, you could actually get the machine to do something sensible with the lights on the front. Finally, the game "shoot the duck" was entered, which rotated a light across the row of lights. This property alone makes a museum collection worthwhile.
The magazines that published them are gone, interest in them has waned.
Perhaps most destructive of all, when advanced graphics began to become common on computers such as the Apple, a lot of them were "converted" to run specifically on those computers.
I have been getting a warming sensation and some redness in the areas I had the “treatments” and it is starting to concern me.
I consider myself lucky as my case isn’t severe however, I see many of my sisters who are in need of much needed medical attention and it worries me.