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Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: Idea for our Maker Faire exhibit

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  • Dave McGuire
    ... -Dave -- Dave McGuire, AK4HZ New Kensington, PA
    Message 1 of 30 , Jun 13, 2013
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      On 06/13/2013 04:10 PM, Mike Loewen wrote:
      >>> Kids like games, but I have noticed that the the more modern the game
      >>> is, the better they like them. Color graphics and a joystick seem
      >>> like the minimum baseline for most (but not all) kids.
      >>
      >> Just one data point here...My PDP-11/70 at VCF-E last year had a few
      >> terminals running various text-based games. (and one just sitting at a
      >> RSTS/E prompt, of course) Young kids, age 10 or so, took to those games
      >> like ducks to water. They'd never been exposed to that sort of thing
      >> before, but they seemed to intuitively "get it". It was fascinating to
      >> watch their facial expressions as they figured it out, and then started
      >> playing.
      >
      > It's not just kids. Here's Alex Bodnar engrossed in "Mystery Mansion"
      > on my HP 2109E:
      >
      > http://www.flickr.com/photos/osr/7151170579/in/pool-810295@N25/lightbox/

      :-)

      -Dave

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      Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
      New Kensington, PA
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