Can you spot my family in this video? This news segment aired on KGAN on June 30, 2014.
When I was a kid in the 1980′s, my sister owned a Sears Computron. The Computron had a 7-digit display for letters & numbers and a 30-button keyboard. The sounds it made were plain beeps at different pitches. It played number games, spelling games and a rebus game (which required the use of the instruction booklet). Best of all, the Computron featured a very basic musical sequencer.
I don’t think that a kid nowadays would enjoy using the old Computron, but my sister and I completed each game, and I thought it was really cool. My sister composed this catchy & annoying little ditty:
So thanks, Sears (and manufacturer VTech), the Computron of 1980 was great.
The exciting 2014 NBA season just ended. I think that the stats show that LeBron James was the best player in the NBA Finals, so even though the San Antonio Spurs were clearly the best team this year, James should’ve been given this year’s Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award.
http://www.numberfire.com/nba/news/2420/lebron-james-should-have-been-the-2014-nba-finals-mvp (← look, I’m not alone)
If a player must be on the winning team to be eligible for this award, then it should be renamed to the Bill Russell Most Valuable NBA Champion Award.
Living Worlds in HTML5 is a masterful demonstration of color cycling, an old technique for animating an image by changing its palette.
A good web browser is required. Be sure to click Show Options and manipulate the Time of Day slider
In Pulsate, click to create at least two circles. Listen to the tunes they make. Press Space to clear them all.
A good web browser is required.