Sunday, 8 December 2013

evolution of an android princess with chromebook know how - i

1973
she was born without a computer chip in her skull
a real retro model homo sapien brain trust child

1978
She enjoyed watching her older brother play
pinball, and the song by the Who about
the you know what.

1979
She learned how to ride a bicycle by falling off one
she felt an exhiliration like no other, on two wheels.
This was all she cared about, all year long, 24/7.

1980
She got tall enough to play pinball.
She found the pressing buttons on the sides
of a coffin sized wheelbarrow without wheels, felt
embarrasing. Primitive. Especially for a girl.

1980
There was talk about personal computers in her
neighborhood, but it all sounded so impersonal.
Her dad would speak about it from behind the spread
of his Wall Street Journal, at breakfast.

1981
She got tired of bicycles and especially climbing hills
she got into watching older kids at the pizza parlours
and skating rinks, playing Galaga and Space Invaders.
Atari was something which her cousins talked about,
involving subsistence-level graphics, tanks, and Pong
which wasn't as good as the real thing.

1982
She started playing the giant video games and enjoyed
them. But there were alot of bullies who bullied her
while she was playing. She would have to stop and
focus on kicking them in the kneecaps. Which was more
fun, anyway.

1983
Nothing happened this year, because the air was filled
with anticipation.

1984
PAC-MAN and the personal computer.
Life would never be the same...

1985
to be continued