Ten newsgroups where you can talk about computer systems and video
games that the rest of the world has left for dead
- For the Amiga: comp.sys.amiga.advocacy, comp.sys.amiga.announce,
comp.sys.amiga.games, and 15 other comp.sys.amiga groups.
- For the old Amstrad machines: comp.sys.amstrad.8bit.
- The Apple 2 line of computers is alive and well on
comp.sys.apple2, comp.sys.apple2.marketplace, and 5 others.
- You can chat with advocates of the 8-bit Atari computer (my first
love) in comp.sys.atari.8bit, comp.sys.atari.advocacy, and
comp.sys.atari.announce. Furthermore, you can talk about the Atari ST
line of machines on comp.sys.atari.st and comp .sys.atari.st.tech.
- comp.sys.cbm, for discussion of Commodore computers.
- Although I'm not sure if it was officially pronounced dead, NeXT computers are thriving on
comp.sys.next.software, and several other newsgroups.
- Remember the Texas Instruments 99/4 computer? No? Well, the people
on comp.sys.ti do.
- Classic (well, old) video game systems like the Atari 2600 and the
Fairchild "Channel F" System are discussed on alt.games.video.classic
and rec.games.video.classic. The Vectrex game system (score ten
points if you know what I'm talking about) is the topic of discussion
- Arcade video games, old and new, are bought, sold and discussed on
the newsgroups rec.games.video.arcade and
rec.games.video.arcade.collecting. (I'm happy to know that there are
still people playing the early games line Crazy Climber and Battlezone.)
- You also find lots of talk about classic equipment on
alt.folklore.computers, sure to provide hours of entertainment for
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