One problem of doing any #retrocomputing is I get used to bytes and kilobytes again, and then when I see modern junk need megabytes or gigabytes, I flip my shit and scream "what the fuck do you need 325,000 Atari 800s for just to draw a screen?!"
@mdhughes Funny you should mention this, as I just increased the memory allocation for my programming environment from 16000 Atari 800's to 87000 Atari 800's.
I needed that because not only do I need to draw graphics. I also need to debug my code and edit text.
@loke But I used to do all those things on 1 (one) Atari 800. So clearly we have all gone very wrong.
@mdhughes Indeed. That said, I guess I shouldn't be talking since I started on a computer with much more memory than the Atari 800. I was using a Commodore 64 with 64 kB of RAM.
I don't think I really ever ran our of memory on though.
@loke Not actually more, Atari only used 8K ROM, C64 wasted 20K on ROM; I would boot and have 32-38K free depending on DOS and other stuff. And eventually I had a 1200XL.
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