VC&G Turns Three

November 7th, 2008 by Benj Edwards

Vintage Computing and Gaming LogoJust a quick administrative note — I’ve been so busy focusing on other anniversaries that I forgot my own. Three years ago last week, I started the very blog you’re reading now, Vintage Computing and Gaming. I determined very soon after that I would always write Vintage Computing and Gaming in italics because it looks more official, as if this were a distinguished and respectable publication worthy of title formatting treatment. (A few years of Ulaf appearances probably destroyed that illusion.) If nothing else, the fancy italics helped my morale as I toiled away in obscurity, churning out regular, unique content that (I hoped) couldn’t be found anywhere else.

Since then, the site has stayed mostly the same, although the post frequency has gone down quite a bit since I began doing professional freelance writing work a few years ago. Despite that, I’m very grateful that thousands of thoughtful, intelligent readers (i.e. you) regularly check out VC&G for the latest posts. At least I still find time to do Retro Scan of the Week, if nothing else, and I hope you don’t mind me keeping you updated on my latest VC&G-related freelance work. I do have new VC&G-only features on the way that I’ve been working on here and there, so there’s always new content around the corner.

Looking toward the future, I can’t see a reason why this site won’t be around for a long time. I love doing what I do, and I still have an enormous (and overwhelming) computer and video game collection to draw material from. So as long as you keep reading, I’ll keep this place running. Thanks for your support and your wonderful comments over the years. Please stick around; there’s more to come. –Benj

10 Responses to “VC&G Turns Three”

  1. Warallen Says:

    Keep up the good work Benj.

  2. Jurgi/Fld Says:

    Thanks for your time. Great Work.

  3. gnome Says:

    Ah, happy birthday VC&G and keep up the fantastic work Benj. Don’t think I’ve stopped reading, it’s just I’m over burdened. Still, I’ll probably run into quite a bit of free time in a month or so and hopefully even do another guest appearance here… Apparently you could use some ZX Spectrum pieces 🙂

  4. Kitsunexus Says:

    VC&G is the best ever! Happy burfday! :3

  5. Benj Edwards Says:

    Thanks, guys. I appreciate the comments.

  6. XCALBR8 Says:

    great site. you still have my attention and I chk back regularly.

  7. jlanagan Says:

    Your rss feed is always in my bookmarks toolbar in firefox, and that is where it will stay. Thanks for the great articles, and always looking forward to the future ones!

  8. SQLGuru Says:

    I enjoy reading whether it’s two days between posts of a week and a half. I’ll keep reading as long as you keep writing.


  9. Arimack Says:

    I have enjoyed each post and really do like the freelance work you often link us to. I don’t think I have missed a post in three years. Keep it up.

  10. Ben Says:

    I look forward to a new post showing up in my VC&G folder. It provides a welcome break from the morning deluge of emails, and your freelance work has been great reading. I’m glad I came across the site, and will keep reading as long as posts keep coming!
    (And I hope to one day have as impressive of a collection as you. First, though, I need a bigger house where I can hide it all from the wife:) )

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