It’s Thursday once again – my last working day of the week. Yeah, I know I am pretty lucky (but there are some days when I’d rather have the extra dollars in my pocket). I posted this on Facebook a couple of weeks ago, so if you’ve read this twice, I apologise.
For Throwback Thursday, here’s a shot from 1995. I’d love to say that I was pounding out words to my first novel – but I’d be lying. Looking at that phosphorescent green screen, I would hazard a guess that I was trying to get my head around Corel Draw 2. Never did master Corel. In fact went on to use a Sun Microsystem program called Milestone – and then Quark, Illustrator & Photoshop.
Yeah, I learned these things late. When I studied art and design computers were only beginning to filter into graphic design. I did a lot of my early work using bromide and galley cameras and a lot of hand cut stencils. Hands up if you know what ‘Rubylith’ is? On occasion, I even used an airbrush for illustrations.
Technology, eh? It’s changing things so fast, I can barely keep up.
It’s a cold Monday morning here in Melbourne, Australia and I have to kick myself into gear. Nothing better than a bit of Freddie King to get you going. This clip is from The Old Grey Whistle Test – uploaded by Social Music Net. Have a great week everybody.
Okay folks, here’s a shot from either 1996 or early 97. Hard to believe I was ever that young and that skinny. And the computer would have been my first Mac – by today’s standards it was not very powerful and had little memory (had to run with virtual memory on at all times to complete simple tasks). In this photo I could actually be writing… but it is highly likely I was playing Apeiron [sp.] – that game where a caterpillar raced down from the top of the screen and you had to shoot it. As you did, it would break into smaller sections and keep scrolling down to the bottom of the screen, getting faster and faster all the time. I was addicted to it. By the sneer on my face, I would assume I have just died… game over.