April 2, 2006 12:04 AM PST
Having grown up in the Star Wars / Atari 2600 / Commodore 64 era, I have some affection and nostalgia for old school computing and culture. Here are some links to various cool 8-bit things:
Trash80, the semi-affectionate name for the RadioShack (a.k.a. RadioSchlock) TRS-80 computer. Here, Trash80 is a musician that uses gameboys, and other oldness to write music, most notibly for the game:
Darwinia: Winners of the Independent Games Festival main award. You can download it from Steam. It reminds me of an RTS set in the world of Tron.
Tree Wave: Another band, this time creating and perfoming all music on Atari 2600s and 286s . You can download MP3s, or buy his Homestar Runner RPG (for the Atari 2600 here)
Of course, there are C-64 emulators here and here, more music, and art exhibits.
O'Reilly has a great homebrew article with loads more links.
(John's old post)