Welcome to Growing Up Geek, an ongoing feature where we take a look back at our youth and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. Today, we have the Editor in Chief of HotHardware, Dave Altavilla.
Growing up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts has its pluses and minuses. Certainly, in the summer time, being so close to the seaside made for fantastic boyhood memories at the beach, but in the off season you need to find ways to keep yourself busy. My fascination with technology and computers began with an Atari 2600. Then it was called a “Video Computer System,” but now we all know better. That joystick marked it much more akin to a console, but don’t hold that against me. Regardless, many hours were logged in on the Atari in scenic South Yarmouth, at least when it wasn’t a beach day or if Dad wasn’t heading down to the harbor.