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:
O'Reilly has a great homebrew article with loads more links.
Atari is pushing retro gaming by releasing the Atari Flashback2. The Flashback is a scaled-down version of the Atari 2600, but uses standard Atari controllers. There is no cartridge slot, as 40 classic titles are built in. For old timers like me, just the mere mention of the word Atari brings back glossy eyed memories of the first days when you could bring the arcade home.