OT - sort of
csquared3 at tx.rr.com
Thu Aug 12 21:43:58 CDT 2010
Tony Duell wrote:
> I wonder what the copyright from 1960 covers?
My bad! The combination of poor quality text and my 71 year old eyes
did me in again. :-) My daughter says if you turn it "just so" the Ms.
Pac-Man copyright date does look like 1960, but it is actually 1980.
Yep, that makes a lot more sense. In 1960 I suppose about the only
thing to play a computer game on would have been either a mini or a
mainframe - actually I think it would have had to be a mainframe. Based
on a *very* quick web search, the first PDP-8 shipped in 1964, so if
that was the first mini... Some might say the IBM 1620, introduced in
1959, was a mini but I think that is a stretch.
Just for completeness, here are all the copyright dates as best my
daughter can read them:
Ms. Pac-Man 1980
Pole Position 1982
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