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Tech entrepreneur, executive, and investor; father of eight children; Googler.

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.

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  1. June 2, 2008

    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:
    http://www.atariguide.com/0/090.htm

    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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