It has been a few weeks since we last checked in with the cadre of kids we threw into our dungeon of ’80s tech delights. Previously, the youngsters successfully figured out Nintendos, Power Gloves, and Polaroids—but that was only the beginning.
It’s fascinating watching the kids confront tech that was commonplace when I was their age.
We still haven’t yet set up the Windows 3.1-with-an-HP-DeskJet-500 nightmare scenario I mentioned in the last article, but I think that’s definitely on the table for next time. Either that or we’ll see about making the kids deal with tweaking a config.sys file to yield maximum EMS memory so they can see all the extra animations in the original —though maybe that’s a step too far into .