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The tech history guy. Associate Editor, How-To Geek. Bylines FastCompany / Retronauts / The Atlantic. Created https://t.co/Rh4KGhtWM0, Culture of Tech. Silly polls

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Essential holiday review thread https://t.co/bmJLTMQHAV @MachinePix Let’s not and say we didnt 😁 @gamespite @sewart Haha I laughed, then I criedI’ve made a habit of taking a home test every Monday morning before heading to the office, and my wallet would defi… https://t.co/XluqRPORV1
Retweeted by Benj Edwards @umbshow Agreed
12/7
2021
@necrosofty @stevenplin With all the bloomin chips on the Saturn board it should have! 😜 @digituba Good pointCongratulations, Wii U. It took nearly a decade, but you finally trended https://t.co/gxqE1MaZqS
Retweeted by Benj Edwards @bfeld @mediarchaeology Awesome @JuliaMinamata https://t.co/0tRZIpJh6g @digituba How preciously disturbing 😁 @digituba YikesThey sound like a type of cute fuzzy creature but actually help you comparison shop for lighting. By @benjedwards https://t.co/jxOSX1aAtW
Retweeted by Benj Edwards @MinisterofDOOM Me too. Or Riker on the Titanこたつの中でくつろぐ猫たち https://t.co/GcPvIX48BR
Retweeted by Benj EdwardsStill my favorite Star Trek film, although it’s only a hair ahead of First Contact https://t.co/5GAGOK8CjA @HelloCullen @BillyDomineau My family would eat cereal 3 hours after dinner and call it Bed Lunch.
Retweeted by Benj Edwards @jaduino They look awesome, Justin!Decorations are up 🧑‍🎄 https://t.co/qXGF1XnCcg
Retweeted by Benj Edwards @colossuspionage Thanks, that makes me feel better @MongolianMisfit I cant, its too humiliatingI bought the world’s lumpiest Christmas tree today and I’m really depressed @cassieschmitt @LibColleen That sounds very reasonable. Can you follow so I can DM you?
12/6
2021
@GameHistoryOrg @GamingAlexandri This is neat because I never knew the SNES version has a special mode. I need to c… https://t.co/uFf5ITjF9h @cassieschmitt @LibColleen Wonder what it would cost to put them all in a box and ship them to Raleigh, NCUnbelievable work by TZMWX to create a portable Sega Saturn by, among other things, cutting the board in half and r… https://t.co/KcvoD5Eqrb
Retweeted by Benj EdwardsBilly Preston and George Harrison https://t.co/bPusgIYNkD
Retweeted by Benj Edwards @thepacketrat Everybody wants to get rich by doing nothing
12/5
2021
@jonphilmitch @MovingImageNYC Awesome! @phoopee3 Yep that makes senseThe only thing worse than a bad interface is a slow interfacePulling off a bank robbery on the TRS-80 is always a good way to start one's morning. https://t.co/4wO0wQ2PkC
Retweeted by Benj Edwards @Mel_Matheson @AtariSpot Wonderful story!Tad dramatic, sure, but a true story from me. https://t.co/7johlv315L
Retweeted by Benj Edwardsstartech is the only good tech company because they make all the weird shit everyone is too afraid to get into https://t.co/9khgoBxnwb
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12/4
2021
Wow, an Apple II clone in an Atari 1200XL-style case! This is really neat https://t.co/IaGpwQl1mT @JacGoudsmit That’s awesome!They said it was impossible to create the perfect television, but Sony did it in 1975 https://t.co/j7lvbFWvPa https://t.co/IN12vcWKNg
Retweeted by Benj Edwards @thepacketrat Should I be worried if I get a VirusTotal result like this? All the major vendors say no problem, but… https://t.co/TEfn7aMhcR @feliciaday That scarf is the best @ScottWozniak @focusattack @QanbaUSA @SNKPofficial Looks awesome! @gregmaletic There's been a pattern throughout history of certain social groups being targeted and persecuted based… https://t.co/RroXB02VkYWhat’s worse is that participating in this surveillance is effectively involuntary. Sure, it’s likely buried in som… https://t.co/B8Hy9PyKXkIt’s bizarre that this Stasi-like level of surveillance is so fully baked into our lives now—and completely legal.… https://t.co/W54m4bkJO0At home, I mentioned Miralax in an Apple Messages text to my wife. To my knowledge neither of us have googled Miral… https://t.co/e5Q0vbV51ZWhy was I targeted? Some clues come from the ad, which talks about “your patients” as if I am a doctor. So somehow… https://t.co/c0VZevsiEsI took my kid to the doc this morning (at a medical complex). He recommended MiraLax. I came home, mixed some MiraL… https://t.co/to1XO7sk8a @freedjpc Me too. I still have a couple of clocks with the flappy numbers :)They said it was impossible to create the perfect television, but Sony did it in 1975 https://t.co/j7lvbFWvPa https://t.co/IN12vcWKNgBefore it got a graphical overhaul in 1985 and hooked a generation of kids, The Oregon Trail made its debut as a te… https://t.co/9cxeSamTgQ
Retweeted by Benj Edwards @errorsgalore @VictorMortimer They prob put it on the bottom because when they redesigned Ver 1 (AA) into Ver 2 (re… https://t.co/XMlLmwoOtj
12/3
2021
Is this 1993 or 2021? Such deja vu. We're all so honored and humbled to have had our completely re-imagined version… https://t.co/pO2LKcwxBa
Retweeted by Benj Edwards<em>Quake 1</em> gets its first major co-op content update in 25 years https://t.co/aS0mUFveGr
Retweeted by Benj EdwardsToday's #TBT is my 2003 NFL Sunday living room setup. All kinds of fun technology featuring 3 CRT TVs, game systems… https://t.co/a6ppnZsH3R
Retweeted by Benj Edwards @stevenplin I still have that exact Daewoo TV and a larger one. Love them so much @Claude1079 @ghalfacree Looks exciting, whatever it is! 😁…And it’s live! Grab a copy while it’s hot! 🏆💎 https://t.co/ZaXEDrvdcY for limited signed and numbered editions ✌🏼 https://t.co/BdFfipLn5o
Retweeted by Benj Edwards @olivermcmuffins This is true @Claude1079 @ghalfacree Explain this black magicSomehow Microsoft managed to design a much better mouse using only technology almost 20 years ago https://t.co/6x3KYsrQEdIf anyone needs me, I’ll be standing at the intersection between technology and liberal arts https://t.co/hCHHupqTrEThe thing about the creator economy is that, unless you're one of the lucky few at the very top, it's an exhausting… https://t.co/iHcz7VCXZc
Retweeted by Benj Edwards @LotsaNintendo That really sucks. What phone is it?It feels like you give any company an inch these days, they always take a mile. I'm tempted to coin a new maxim: In… https://t.co/kih6tUqlwKClubhouse made me nervous last year because it required a phone number to sign up. I usually avoid that. I checked… https://t.co/WYUMbBcSdKIt should be illegal for apps/services to see (or ask for) your device's contacts list. It betrays the privacy of everyone on your listthis shit is so frustrating Edge is a perfectly fine browser, maybe even better than Chrome But Microsoft is acti… https://t.co/LbeyAig7OA
Retweeted by Benj Edwards @SophieAmandaH Both excellent classics! I love the 3DS version of Ocarina too @frankcifaldi @kelslewin Great work Frank and Kelsey! @SophieAmandaH Which Zelda game is your fave?
12/2
2021
one other tidbit: the taunting laughter heard between stages in Nintendo's Spartan X/Kung Fu port, later reused in… https://t.co/809HQTYfia
Retweeted by Benj EdwardsToday the NVM remembers the late Jerry Lawson on his birthday, December 1st. His work on the Fairchild Channel F l… https://t.co/TIRjWt5QVb
Retweeted by Benj Edwards @KaySavetz @MrVGBrow Awesome! @VideoKraken @FozzTexx If you ever remove the joystick I'd love to see the Stick Station without it in there too @VideoKraken @FozzTexx Awesome, thanks! This is a historic photo @MrVGBrow This game is epic. It blew my mind as a kidYay!! @SweetMicga https://t.co/GF7Lc8AGPp
Retweeted by Benj Edwards @VideoKraken @FozzTexx *photo of the bottom @VideoKraken @FozzTexx Can you share a bottom of the Stick Station? It might be the only time in history we get to see one :)One of gaming's best eras #Xbox20 https://t.co/Czh5qvH8oq
Retweeted by Benj EdwardsHey Twitter! This is the Atari Stick Station. It is basically a plank that "convert" your Atari 2600 joystick into… https://t.co/cvmkD47ZdO
Retweeted by Benj Edwards @VideoKraken @simoncarless The legend in the flesh! https://t.co/4xOcomoVgPHappy December40 years ago today, these amazing people brought the BBC Micro to the world. Like so many others of my generation,… https://t.co/C69REWXTJI
Retweeted by Benj EdwardsThe Computer Folder is 40! In 1981, the Xerox Star 8010 Information System originated the desktop metaphor with fo… https://t.co/qHbEuR9F2o
Retweeted by Benj Edwards @ariel_fischman @howtogeek @Xerox @PARCinc Thanks, Ariel!In this #MegaDriveMonday I reduced hundreds of colors to just 31 in 9-bit depth. I redesigned all the art and took… https://t.co/THdzXbgzM6
Retweeted by Benj EdwardsEveryone, this is important. I need you to know that we are just under $1,400 in donations away from making… https://t.co/nZS4glsexb
Retweeted by Benj Edwards @necrosofty I genuinely laughed at this. Thank youThis Atari guy is starting off the holiday season with a bit of the new Commodore 64 Christmas Demo Cartridge.… https://t.co/AJAeNpeP1P
Retweeted by Benj Edwards @sumim @howtogeek @Xerox @PARCinc Very interesting! @benjedwards @MikeJMika https://t.co/iBfIoXJd3P
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12/1
2021
@DoctorP00 @RetroGifMonster It works great with about 5-6 games. I made a list once if you want me to find it later @GabrielPyron Looks amazingOur next DONATION CHALLENGE comes from our friends at @panic! If we can raise another $2,500, they'll double it rig… https://t.co/o0Q8jm0FWa
Retweeted by Benj Edwards @Slipgate0 Yeah, I am fuzzy on exactly which version of the Viewpoint OS those photos show. It could be a later ver… https://t.co/Uh8AHuaAiY @Slipgate0 At some point the Star OS gained new features such as a wastebasket and overlapping windows, which seem… https://t.co/7pCpPUVb2xBTW, I see a continuum of innovation between Xerox and Apple. The Star didn't have overlapping windows, drag-and-dr… https://t.co/3OPHTT1fwr @MikeJMika Btw, I'd go for an official Beatles/Hobbits crossover film @MikeJMika George seems really keen on second breakfast all throughout the doc. Endless toast
11/30
2021

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