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.
Derek K. Miller
has a picture so geeky he even wrote an index of each increasingly dork feature
, including his Computer Faire name badge.
As a child, J Carter
had never heard of ergonomics.
got to play games in the UCLA Machine Room in 1971.
got busted wardialing. They were sentenced to 12 years in Pizza Delivery Prison, where they caught Hep-C from the Noid.
used his TURBO 10MHz 8088 to teach his brother the alphabet.
(Keep 'em coming!)
: 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..."
: "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"."
proves that the family that dorks together stays together, because no one else will get near them. (BONUS TARDIS
was into puffy coats and PDP-8a before they were both appropriated by the hip-hop community. "OS-8 RULZ!" indeed.
is playing with power. And hairgel.
"Working intently on a computer, Ed Knittel
studies his program." Thank you, essential yearbook caption writer.
: "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."
used to have hair, until he was scalped by a pre-AC/DC Angus Young.
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".
"feels compelled to point out my current occupation is digital illustration." I hope she's learned better cord management.
's contribution isn't at first very dorky, and then you realize he's singing karaoke.
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