Man, when the first PC was out, I was already well into copying games via cassette drive on my Atari 400. I remember going to copy parties where we had stacks of dual cassette players and spent hours swapping games on cassettes. Anyone remember Compute Magazine? Lots of hours of programming from those mags, just to make a simple frogger game. All those damn data statements!!!
10 Welcome to my data hell, goto 20
20 data 10,22,61,35,52,73,63,72,1,73,72
and on and on with those data statements, and one wrong # and the program didn't work.. that was hell if you had a typo in one of the data lines. I even modded my Atari 400 though, upgraded from 4K of memory to 48K and built an external keyboard with real keys, not those flat ones. You could actually use the keyboard on your lap.
Made out of wood and plexiglass. Had a power switch on it also. Those were the days...