I had a chat with my brother today. He’s in the army in Iraq. He was waxing nostalgic, apparently, and looking on eBay at Commodore 128 computer for sale. He’d also identified a Seven Cities of Gold disk, and wanted to play it. I told him I’d seen it on an emulator, and proceeded to hunt it down and play it myself during lunch today.
I barely got to my lunch, and I relived my childhood fantasies of conquest and exploration. While I don’t dream of conquest (very often) any more, sailing across the horizon and discovering new lands and peoples still appeals to me.
While I haven’t yet got the boat (or sponsorship of the queen) yet, I enjoyed this trip down memory lane.