Mr. Bill was both a computer camp attendee and young mechanic.
Despite being disfigured in a horrible book explosion, ckindel still looked stylish in the Webb Computer Lab.
As a child, J Carter had never heard of ergonomics.
Bigspum got to play games in the UCLA Machine Room in 1971.
These boys got busted wardialing. They were sentenced to 12 years in Pizza Delivery Prison, where they caught Hep-C from the Noid.
Woopop used his TURBO 10MHz 8088 to teach his brother the alphabet.
(Keep ‘em coming!)
Update: You kept them coming!
Is Jeremy Hietpas “contemplating the crude, flashlight-controlled robot I just built,” he muses, “or that horrific sweatshirt I’m wearing? Oh 1987…”
Richard Ragan: “My 15 minutes of fame after my program in Fortran II to write poetry got noticed by the press and was picked up the Washington Post, New York Times, Scientific American and others.
“Those old vacuum tube machines and stacks of punched cards were “high tech”.”
Blackbearnh was into puffy coats and PDP-8a before they were both appropriated by the hip-hop community. “OS-8 RULZ!” indeed.
Joe is playing with power. And hairgel.
“Working intently on a computer, Ed Knittel studies his program.” Thank you, essential yearbook caption writer.
Byron Servies: “During the run of War Games, I was paid by the theater to play video games on an apple ][ in the lobby while people waited to get in to see the show.
“The juxtaposition of the theater owner with Ally Sheedy was always disturbing to me.”
Phil Gyford used to have hair, until he was scalped by a pre-AC/DC Angus Young.
The Rocketeer invented this: “In 8th Grade, I invented a safety feature for electrical outlets. It uses an attachable magnet that goes on the male plug (and stays on the plug when you unplug the appliance) and a magnetic reed switch inside the electrical outlet. The current doesn’t turn on inside the outlet until a magnetic field is present. That keeps kids with forks or knives poking into the outlet from being electrocuted.”
She went on to invent the chart-topping single, “Heartbreaker”.
Laura Tallardy “feels compelled to point out my current occupation is digital illustration.” I hope she’s learned better cord management.
Brian‘s contribution isn’t at first very dorky, and then you realize he’s singing karaoke.