Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: Idea for our Maker Faire exhibit
- 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
> It's not just kids. Here's Alex Bodnar engrossed in "Mystery Mansion"
> on my HP 2109E:
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA