My biggest purchase in my life was the purchase of my first computer. I had two computers at the time, both of which were my husband’s. I wanted one that was better than the computer he had and one that was more powerful. I went to walmart and bought myself the most powerful computer I could find, a Compaq Presario. It was a single box Compaq, but it was a computer nonetheless.
Back then, all of our computers at the time were single box compaqs. All of them were essentially the same computer, made by the same company, with a few minor differences. I think it’s safe to say that the compaq, while powerful, was far too slow to do much in the way of software.
Nowadays, most all of our computers are dual box compaqs. They are generally much more powerful and have better features, but aren’t quite as fast or as powerful as their single box predecessors.
The computer is also an item that has changed a bit since the compaq days. Back then, we had a “mainframe” computer which ran all of our mainframe programs. The mainframe was a lot faster than a modern computer but it was still very slow. Its a good thing though. Because the mainframe computers had “virtual memory” which allowed our programs to be written on the one “physical” disk drive at the time.
I’m talking to you, Walmart. In all likelihood, you’ll be purchasing one of the new computers today. Not only that, but you’ll also be purchasing a mainframe. Not just any mainframe, but the mainframe that ran our mainframe programs. As you probably know, the mainframe that ran our programs was about 1/3rd the size of a modern computer, but it ran many of the same programs we use today.
The mainframe that run our programs was named Tivoli. It was the most expensive computer ever for a single purpose, and it was created by a company called EDS, which also happened to be named after an early Italian word for “a god”. The company was run by a man named G.K. Chesterton, who we’ll get to in a moment.
The first program Tivoli started was a game called Monopoly. It was the first of many games that were created for Tivoli, and one of the most famous ones was called Risk. It is a game where you have to collect money throughout the game to be able to leave the game and go to the next level of the game. If you failed to collect $20,000 as an adult, you were doomed to spend eternity in a prison cell.
But the company was never actually that big. In fact, it was not just the company at all. It was the way it was run. In the late 1800s, Tivoli was a very successful company. They were a major player in early video games. But as video games began to become more popular in the 1950s and 1960s, the company decided they needed to grow. They figured that by selling the games to stores, they would eventually start making a lot of money.
The company was really poor at selling games. It sold just about everyone’s games, and it was a lot of people who made much money on it. In fact, two of the top 10 games made money, and that’s the only one that didn’t, so there’s a lot of people in this industry who don’t make much money.