I took a day-trip to San Francisco yesterday to participate in a panel at O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 Expo. I’ve been through SFO a kabillion times. For as long as I can remember, they’ve had this mini-museum in the United terminal going towards Gates 76+. In all that time, I’ve never, ever stopped to look at any of the displays.

Until yesterday:

Atari 2600

I’m embarrassed to say I got a little emotional looking at the games, each of which I played endlessly as a little boy, and recalled many memories of fighting with my brothers, beating high scores, leaving the 2600 on for hours so I could do chores and come back and pick up where I left off (all about the score), and so forth.

You can find an emulator and play Yars Revenge, but you can’t go back to the good ol’ days. Sniff.

2 thoughts on “You Know You’re a Geek When…

  1. HA! If you ever need your 2600 fix find a copy of Internet Explorer somewhere (doubt it will work on Safari, definitely doesn’t work on Firefox) and go here:

    You can play all of your favorite 2600 games right in your browser using JAVASCRIPT!

    While it’s an interesting use of Javascript… I’m not sure it qualifies as an RIA 🙂

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