Friday, November 23, 2012
I bought the IBM to serve as a word processor (ugly term). It processed words with something called Volkswriter, which I had chosen over something more difficult called WordStar. Then I would exit the processing program and load a different one to print out what I had written -- that's because the computer couldn't remember two things at one time.
All I did was process words for at least five years. Then my grandchildren visited, bringing more floppies containing A GAME. I had heard there were computer games--one of my sons was playing Dungeons and Dragons at midnight on a college machine. By that time I was on a different computer myself -- they developed fast and we had to buy new ones every so often. That first game, Pharaoh's Tomb,was in exciting amber and green! and a five-year-old taught me how to play it.
It was the beginning of the end. I could have written ten books in the time I've invested in computer games.