So many hours typing in BASIC programs from Byte Magazine, line by line, only to get the dreaded ‘syntax error’… and then spend hours going through all of those accursed PEEK and POKE commands to find out what number I missed.
But in the end: a crappy 8 bit animation of a blocky alien guy bouncing up and down! or something!
This was my idea of fun in the 80s. it was the FUTURE!