What is HippoBytes?

Posted by Adam Brower chatbot1-90x90-1 HippoBytes is a RetroTech journal. This basically means its a “do you remember” site for geeks and gamers. But thats a lot of fun for me.  It’s meant to capture the memories of the technology revolution with an emphasis on early gaming (retrograming) from the late 70’s through the 90’s.  Not only was I extremely technical (built my own PC’s… readmore-5

Ultima – Changed Me and the Ga…

Posted by Adam Brower ultima4-2-90x90-1 I wrote a note in the rune alphabet to a girl I had a crush on… I was prime age at the dawn of the video game revolution. Stand up arcade games gripped me when I was 7. I got my first Atari 2600 console when I was 8. I remember obsessing over the photo’s in the Sears catalog longing for the electronic dreams that could possibly be mine.  It was a passion and lust to… readmore-5

BBS’s : Social Media and File …

Posted by Adam Brower californiagames-90x90-1 The most dramatic “future” I ever lived in, was 1987. There was no public accessible internet. No WiFi. Laptops were suitcases. If you had a computer, you were one of the few. And that few used computers to load the totaly awesome original “California Games”. I was one of the few. But like Neo on his search for Morpheus, I knew there was more. I needed to… readmore-5

Typing In Code By Hand : How It Was

Posted by Adam Brower Kids today! Why they never knew they had it so good! *pumps fist in the air Now I am not going to be one of those old timers that preach about, “when I was a kid, i had to walk uphill in the…” No i’m not, simply because I am not old. Kinda. I’m talking about the App Store. You see, when I was a kid, I would wait 30 days for a magazine to get my apps…. readmore-5

How Does a 5.25″ Floppy Disk C…

Posted by Adam Brower Infographic comparing the standard 5.25″ double-density floppy disk, common around 1987, to current technology: hard drives, data speeds, MW3 (Modern Warfare 3), and even an average iPhone app.  Old vs. New. For additional context around this infographic, check out this article: 1987: Emailing, Instant Messaging, File Sharing  … readmore-5

The i30 Project: Houston Digital Mar…

Posted by Adam Brower the-i30-project-90x90-1 The i30 Project – A 30 Day Mobile Experiment Download the 30-Day Journal [PDF, 2MB]   The Press Release Houston Digital Marketing Expert Goes Mobile with i30 Project Interactive strategist limits technology to iPhone and iPad for 30 days 06.01.2010 – Starting June 1, 2010, Adam Brower will be 100% mobile. Brower will solely use an iPhone and an iPad to handle all of his… readmore-5