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    What was your favorite piece of tech as a kid?

    For me is was all about the Atari 2600. A joystick and a red button was all that was needed to fly, drive and battle my way to happiness. We didn't have a lot of money so I got the games after they had been out for a while and had been discounted or bought used. My Mother would sit on the floor with me in front of our big, heavy console tv and play Space Invaders for hours a week. She actually liked it and enjoyed having something we could do together as did I.
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    Ha ha yeah that's true. I remember being pretty stupid when I was a kid playing games like dodge the lawn dart
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    My computer nerdiness started on an ancient Apple II E my parents got as a handme down from a relative and then progressed from there. I used to play all sorts of terrible games on real "floppy" discs

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    lol, you said floppy discs.
    Last edited by waltah!; 09-14-2011 at 09:54 PM.
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    I know this sounds goofy, but my dad was in ENT research and we had the first bell and howell speech synthesis chip, it was a lump of black silicone (hardened in an ice tray, no kidding) with some wires sticking out of it. Hook up a battery and a speaker and depending on which wires you connected you could make it say the vowels. That's it. just A E I O or U and somehow this was fantastic at the time. . . It sounds so lame now. . .but we actually had lots of fun with it, and you can bet I was the only kid on the block with one! We also had a 4 in 1 pong console black and white paddle game. . . At least I think it was black and white, we only had a black and white tv so it was the same difference to us! Ah, the good ol' days

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    I remember being fascinated when I received a lite brite for my birthday as a kid. I was so much easier to entertain then!
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    Atari 2600

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    Wow I am that old

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    Re: What was your favorite piece of tech as a kid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah View Post
    Atari 2600

    Speak & Spell

    Simon memory game

    Wow I am that old
    Hey, you're only 26, right? You must have just read about that stuff on the interwebs
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