Inspiration strikes (but caffeine helps)

Argh, my poor neglected blog. Pulling it up after all this time, I didn't even look at the date of the last entry, and I think i'll keep it that way. With any luck, i'll post enough entries soon enough that by the time I look, I won't feel like more of a slacker than I already do. But at least i'm here now (thanks partially goes to the chocolate covered espresso beans I happened acress a few hours ago). It's past midnight and i'm fairly wired...so it's a perfect time to bring things up to date.

"Eric Saxe's Blog" doesn't cut it. We need a proper title. Hmm...:

YOUR ACCESS SUSPENDED
PLEASE REPORT TO DILLINGER IMMEDIATELY
AUTHORIZATION: MASTER CONTROL PROGRAM

END OF LINE

What better way to engross an impressionable, video game loving 7 year boy with computers than to tell him that inside that unassuming white box programs in glowing red and blue suits were battling it out in a video game arena? For better or worse, the nostalgia of the time is still with me 26 years later. :) Campy? Perhaps, but who's to say that without such inspiration i'd be doing what I love today?

Comments:

I can definitely say that Tron and Wargames both inpired me to be a programmer. I was a little bit older when I first saw them, so I was more inspired by the S-100 bus based computer that David in Wargames use. I dreamed of building my own, and of course never did. I still collect hardware, though...

Posted by Thorbiörn Fritzon on May 06, 2007 at 08:31 PM PDT #

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