Basic Programming for the Atari 2600

Basic Programming for the Atari 2600 is a fascinating attempt to bring simple programming concepts to this low-powered system. Sadly it can be a frustrating experience for people trying it now, but back in the day it opened a very small window to what "could be" for many young wannabe programmers.

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Adventure for the Atari 2600

Adventure is one of the best games ever made for the Atari 2600. A feature rich title, with complex gameplay, it had tremendous replayability that still makes it an entertaining title today. It also happened to be the first video game to contain an Easter Egg.

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Akai, for the most Avant Garde fans of Stereo Equipment

The commercial itself pretty much IS a music video, featuring the music and members of The Manhattan Transfer and their song, Birdland. It has a sterile industrial vibe with red/white/black color pallette that I always associate with new wave music and Mtv. Not with a vocal jazz group from the late 60s.

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The magical world of the Walkie-talkie

Communication now is ubiquitous. We are basically living in a science fiction world on the communication front. One technology though, for many years, allowed for freedom that would hint at the remarkable future in which we currently exist, the walkie-talkie.

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Retroist CHiPs Podcast

Listen to the season 11 premier episode of the Retroist Podcast, CHiPs. Join Ponch, Jon and the rest of the California Highway Patrol as they fight crime, have fun and look great doing it.

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