"Turn your PC into a Music Workstation—just slide in a card."

Back side of the Ropland SCC-1 box, 1991.

"Turn your PC into a Music Workstation—just slide in a card."

Back side of the Ropland SCC-1 box, 1991.

Blood & Magic, 1996, manual scan.

Blood & Magic, 1996, manual scan.

Rogue for Amiga, 1986.

Rogue for Amiga, 1986.

Playing pinball

Playing pinball

Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice. — Grey’s Law, a corollary of Hanlon’s Razor.
Interplay’s 15th Anniversary Anthology was a bit weird. While the games were nearly all DOS games (I think Fallout was the only Windows game in the bunch, and even that came with a DOS version as well), they were all wrapped in Windows installers. That was probably all right for 1999, now it’s a nuisance, since the games will run in DOSBox on a wide variety of systems, but the installers won’t. Still, it’s a great collection of classic games.

Interplay’s 15th Anniversary Anthology was a bit weird. While the games were nearly all DOS games (I think Fallout was the only Windows game in the bunch, and even that came with a DOS version as well), they were all wrapped in Windows installers. That was probably all right for 1999, now it’s a nuisance, since the games will run in DOSBox on a wide variety of systems, but the installers won’t. Still, it’s a great collection of classic games.

senza-scarpi:

MacPaint graphic based on a poster by Patrick Nagel, CN #4 Seated Model. This poster is one of the posthumous “commemorative Nagel” prints, Nagel died in 1984.

Found on a shareware CD with the file name VICTORI2.MAC and the time stamp 1986-11-30.

senza-scarpi:

MacPaint graphic based on a poster by Patrick Nagel, CN #4 Seated Model. This poster is one of the posthumous “commemorative Nagel” prints, Nagel died in 1984.

Found on a shareware CD with the file name VICTORI2.MAC and the time stamp 1986-11-30.

Thalion wallpaper from The Thalion Source

Thalion wallpaper from The Thalion Source

Still life with glasses by Gilles Tran, created with POV-Ray 3.6 using Radiosity in 2006.

Still life with glasses by Gilles Tran, created with POV-Ray 3.6 using Radiosity in 2006.

The average configuration of a desktop PC these days is a 386SX microprocessor, with 2 megabytes of system memory, a color VGA monitor, and a 40-megabyte hard disk drive. Such a machine can be found next to the garden tractors and washing machines at a Sears store for about $1,500, regardless of how much a company paid a couple of years ago (probably about $3,000). The Executive Computer; Weighing a New Operating System? Call a Timeout by Peter H. Lewis, New York Times, April 19, 1992