Happy 20th birthday Windows 95.

Apparently it’s the 20th anniversary of Windows 95. Love it or hate it (most will say they hate it) it was an important development in home computing. Yes, Apple/Commodore/Xerox et al did it first but they didn’t open up the market the way Microsoft did. In many ways that was what MS always did best;take someone elses idea and put a marketing juggernaut behind it.

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Infocom Goldmine

Milliways: Infocom’s Unreleased Sequel to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Andy Baio got his hands on an old Infocom HD backup and published selections of the findings on his blog over at waxy.org. Specifically the above page about the proposed sequel to their best-selling Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy game. It features inside emails discussing … Read more

BBS: The Documentary

This brings me waves of nostalgia. It’s an independent eight-part documentary series, BBS: The documentary that was made a few years back. US centric, but I doubt anyone else would have bothered with it. Of interest to anyone who used to be part of the BBS scene back in the day or anyone interested in … Read more