You might be a retro-nerd if …

Here’s a list of things / behaviors that might indicate that you’re a retro-computing (retropute) nerd:

  • You use apt-get to install Mame
  • You have more than two C64s in a closet
  • You clean out your storage space and find about 50 Atari and NES cartridges you forgot you owned
  • You have the 80’s Pac Man cartoon on DVD
  • You have the 80’s Qbert cartoon DVD on your Amazon wishlist
  • Over the years you have owned at least two different versions of Dragons Lair
  • Over the years you have owned at least two different versions of Space Ace
  • You can hum all the C64 Ultima IV tunes
  • You listen to SID tunes
  • You think that Spotify should have SID tracks
  • You know what SID is
  • You know what a 6510 is
  • You know how to program a 6510 with assembly
  • You remember when Apple was to Commodore as Microsoft is to Apple
  • You owned a Coleco anything
  • You remember the video game crash of 83
  • You own a VIC 20
  • You own a TRS 80
  • You own an Atari anything
  • You consider Nintendo 64 to be a “newer system”
  • You were pretty sure the graphics couldn’t get better than SNES
  • You have a Raspberry PI dedicated to Retropi
  • You finished an Ultima game
  • You’ve used telnet to play Moria
  • You’ve used telnet to play any MUD
  • You know what GOPHER was
  • You know what WAIS was
  • You have an SDF account
  • You own a modem < 14400
  • You know that AOL was called Quantum Link
  • You have ever visited a BBS
  • You have booted or do boot programs with a tape drive
  • You still call applications “programs”
  • You hate that they changed programing to “coding” (Why?)
  • You own at least one coffee table book about Atari
  • You dig chip tunes
  • You write music on a tracker
  • You still own at least one CRT
  • You own a TV/Game switch
  • You own at least one Mac Classic
  • You own an Apple II
  • you ever used Lynx to browse the web
  • Your first ISP was a Unix Shell account
  • You have a Pac Man t-shirt
  • You think the best 3D graphics are isometric
  • You bought Target’s handheld Oregon Trail without looking at the price
  • You have finished 8bit Zelda
  • You have finished 8bit Metroid
  • You have, or you wish you had, a 1571 drive
  • You think the best robots were produced by Tomy

 

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