"Chuck" question

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Sun Sep 30 04:26:04 CDT 2007


On Sat, 2007-09-29 at 23:21 -0700, Chuck Guzis wrote:

> The show is Chuck on which premiered on NBC this week
> and the question is:

Haven't seen it.

> Why would a character who's 27 years old say he'd
> developed a video game on a TRS80 when he attended
> Stanford?

Is it set maybe 15 years ago?  Maybe he developed it on a TRS-80 for
fun.  I still write games for the ZX Spectrum sometimes, when I feel
like a blast of retro-coding.

> Assuming a normal progress through school, Chuck
> attended college between 1997 and 2002 or perhaps a
> few years earlier if he was a child prodigy (of which
> there is no evidence in the pilot.)  Would he have
> been able to to find a Trash-80 there and use it to
> design a video game?

Undoubtedly.  They're not exactly rare.

Gordon




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