Future Past


The December 1977 issue of Byte magazine featured an illustration of the Enterprise (ST: TOS) crew visiting a museum and looking at an exhibit of a 20th century computer enthusiast seated at the DecWriter console of his S-100 computer system, evidently trying to key-in or debug a program from a bound book.  The book bears a striking resemblance to a later reprint of the classic 1973 “BASIC Computer Games” by David Ahl.  A somewhat self-referential paradox is that one of the longer and more complex games published in the book is titled “Super Star Trek.”