Monthly Archive: July 2014

The Atari 1030 Modem, Atari Inc., 1983

My First Modem – The Atari 1030

Released in 1983, and designed to match the newly launched Atari 1200XL, the Atari 1030 modem was an interesting piece of hardware.  The modem’s device-driver was burned into ROM, enabling it work with any Atari...

Audiophile on a Budget

So I have this old college buddy who’s constantly telling me how awesome his sound system is, and I have always been very into music, electronic, rock, jazz, rap, basically anything except country with...

Amiga Boing Ball Demo

The Amiga “Boing Ball” Demo animated GIF

As an old Amiga-geek, this little GIF here makes me smile.  The “Boing Ball” demo was, for its time, an amazing thing, as is the lore behind it.  Consensus seems to be that RJ...