Are you a nerd?

This is a test! If you now what this is, yes then you are a true nerd. I did not…

vector based home arcade system

This is a Vectrex, a vector based home arcade system from the early 80´s. My husband Andreas bought it the other day, and I don not now who was the happiest, he or our son (4 years old).

We use to joke about giving him a proper upbringing: starting with the oldest computer games and then slowly moving on to the more modern ones. Like a history lesson in computer and game history. Actually the idea is not so bad. Sadly the “Pong” tv-game my father bought in the 70´s in USA is gone. That was my first contact with a “computer” game.

The Vectrex comes with plastic screen overlays to generate color and decorative elements. It is amazing to see this and think about how advanced games and consoles are today. But the gaming experience and excitement is already there.

Lena Svalfors Hedin
Hi! My name is Lena and I love creative and beautiful things in life. Sometimes it inspires me to photograph and write something about it, hopefully you can enjoy it too. I have previously been freelancing as an illustrator, now I have a day job focused on communication, web development and graphic design for print and web.
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