What would have become of you when MSX was never invented?

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By Sarcasmic

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26-01-2011, 17:14

I just ask one simple question:
Can you imagine what would have become of you all if the MSX standard never was invented?

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By Repair-Bas

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26-01-2011, 17:20

I never find my wife and now we 2 beatifull daughters

By Sarcasmic

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26-01-2011, 17:36

it all had a great impact on us Smile

By shwaikh

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26-01-2011, 19:25

I wouldn't visit Netherland Smile

By Daemos

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26-01-2011, 20:26

I propably would have bought a NES instead not knowing that there would be a machine capable of doing real fun stuff on it. It would have never learned to respect electronics and thus never got into electronics in the first place. Most propably I would have never got into depth of understanding the PC as well and wouldn't have been as persistant to matters as I am today. I propably would have finished my chemistry study anyway but my synthbuilding, musicmaking, electronics, PC, oldskool gaming would not exsist. Virtually my life could have been meaningless if that grey box was never brought home by my dad because it didn't exsist.

What scares me most of this idea is the fact that if the MSX wasn't invented most propably the PC wouldn't be invented as well and thus my life would truly be meaningless anyway. So.. YES the MSX plays an enourmous important role in my childhood and has significant contribution to becoming me.

awnser: I would have become a chemistry slave without friends instead of a teacher enjoying life.

Hail to the MSX LOL!

By konamiman

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26-01-2011, 21:37

At age 10 I wanted a computer anyway, so I would probably ended up with an Spectrum (quite popular at the time), and later maybe with an Amiga (which a few friends of mine had).

On the "human" side, I would never had met half of my current friends, and maybe I wouldn't have met my wife (MSX was partly responsible of my interest on Japan).

But most importantly, there's a moment that I can't imagine missing from my life: January 6th 1988 about 7:30 am, the first time I played Nemesis 2. Smile

By commodorejohn

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26-01-2011, 21:38

What scares me most of this idea is the fact that if the MSX wasn't invented most propably the PC wouldn't be invented as well and thus my life would truly be meaningless anyway.
Not so. The IBM PC development effort was begun in 1980 as a response to the success of the Apple II, and it was released in 1981 - the MSX wasn't released until 1983. Still, it would've been a shame, considering the various game franchises that either started on the platform or had defining installments on it. Probably wouldn't have affected me that much personally, though - I didn't get into the MSX until very recently, as part of my ever-expanding retrocomputing hobby.

By Sarcasmic

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26-01-2011, 22:22

there's a moment that I can't imagine missing from my life: January 6th 1988 about 7:30 am, the first time I played Nemesis 2. Smile
i dont even know when i played it for the first timeEvil i think somewhere in 1987 Tongue

By alexworp3

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26-01-2011, 22:35

Well in my opinion I probably still was playing with my friends zx81, and I never would have understand what a real computer is all about. And I have never knew what it's like to be part of a computercommunity. whith all the fun and pleasure with it.

By Latok

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26-01-2011, 22:50

My dad would have bought a C64 in 1986 instead of an MSX2, I would have completed my school 2 years earlier and therefore wouldn't have met my current girlfriend. I wouldn't have made the friends I have, I wouldn't have discovered the world outside the small town I grew up, I wouldn't have developed my writing skills and I wouldn't have gained the self confidence I have now.

And I wouldn't have played SD Snatcher.

By Daemos

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26-01-2011, 22:53

Not so. The IBM PC development effort was begun in 1980 as a response to the success of the Apple II, and it was released in 1981 - the MSX wasn't released until 1983. Still, it would've been a shame, considering the various game franchises that either started on the platform or had defining installments on it. Probably wouldn't have affected me that much personally, though - I didn't get into the MSX until very recently, as part of my ever-expanding retrocomputing hobby.

True. I rather meant (yes I must learn to write better Eek!) that the fact that both machines exsist is a step into computer evolution that led to such machines as the MSX and PC. A machine that represented freedom to the end user. The MSX is capable of doing things I find harder to imagine on other machines. The PC standard and MSX standard are very look alike. Even the keyboard layout is almost identical. Even though the PC came into my life at a later point. I allready learned most of the skills on the trusty MSX and if I didn't have that MSX at the time I would have fallen behind in the development and thus would be lacking all those skills today. In fact my second source of profit lies within the world of workstation ICT support and that would have never been possible if the MSX wasn't there for my first steps.

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