Saturday, January 03, 2009
The nerd has to come out now... For all those who do not enjoy nerd stuff please stop reading now.
A few days ago... some friends and I had a little nerd conversation about computers and our first computers and the games we played on them... well I was sure that the 1st game I played was Zork on the Apple ][e... and that it was in the late 70's... My friends shot me down saying it had to be the 80's.
Well, I was right about the date and the game and almost about the computer. It was indeed an Apple but it was an Apple II. Sold in 1978 for an amazing amount even for now, almost $1300.00!
I picked up a copy of the game Zork for my collection a few years ago and when I pulled it out to verify that I had been right... the copy right said 1981.... That too was was incorrect the Game was around between 1977-1979 with no copy right. It was not until Infocom picked it up that a copy right was obtained.
I can rest easy tonight knowing my childhood nerdom memories were correct. Just a bonus for all my nerd friends out there.... the complete early Apple time line...
Oh and I have collected one of each of these fine computers... even the little Lisa.