Nostalgia! Jon and Justin talk about their "tech origin stories."
- Apple IIe in the school computer lab
- The original Macintosh
- "I wanted an Amiga so bad!"
- The BBS scene: Wildcat, Roboboard/FX, being a SySop
- Compuserve and AOL
- Tandy 1000, 386, 486, building your own Pentium
- Fave games: Commander Keen, King’s Quest, Wolfenstein, Doom, Duke Nukem, Raptor, Apogee Games
- Our first websites: high school swim team website, snowboarding website (with a guestbook)
- Our first computer businesses
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- PC Magazine: the forgotten world of BBS door games
- Jon’s first computer: Compuadd
- Justin posted this on a usenet group in 1994: Absolute Future BBS!
- Justin’s first web company: Mediahead Productions
- Jon’s first web company: Creatively Aware
- Jon’s TV recommendation: Halt and Catch Fire (NY Times review)
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