Things you must do:
No, there's never been a Mega-Project II, but here are some screen shots from the demo that Paul Medynski, Randy Reid and I made way back in Summer 1991.
Much of the content (like the two large pictures and the raster-in-raster code from the red, grey and blue TTA logo, along with, well, the music) was "borrowed". Paul wrote the rasters on screen two, but I wrote all the glue code and the (minor) effects on the other screens. I'm not sure if the scroll was original or not; I do remember working on something like that for a long time, so let's presume it is :).
Now you can download a D64 disk image with Mega Project I and another, earlier "demo" called Sharkbite, which was put together by Randy and I. It was more of a learning experience than a show, but it does feature (borrowed) digital music :)
Below is an email thread I had with the Smithsonian Institution about a C64 on display in one of their exhibits.
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 20:22:20 -0300 To: Smithsonian Information <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Information Age Exhibit: Possible correction From: Brad Spencer <email@example.com> I believe that the Commodore 64 personal computer display identifies the CPU in that system as being an "Intel 8080". In fact, this system was built around the MOS 6510 CPU. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOS_Technology_6510> This can be confirmed by opening the unit :), or by referring to the "Commodore 64 Programmer's Reference Guide" (ISBN 0-672-22056-3), 1st edition, which comes complete with a schematic diagram and instruction set reference. A discussion of the history of the Commodore 64 is available at <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_64> Thank you for your taking the time to read my feedback. I enjoyed the exhibit very much!
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 13:43:08 -0400 From: "Smithsonian Information " <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Subject: Re: Information Age Exhibit: Possible correction Brad Spencer Your correspondence of June 28 concerning errors in the Commodore 64 display at the National Museum of American History, Behring Center, has been received by the Smithsonian's Public Inquiry Mail Service for response. We have contacted the Division of Information Technology and Society concerning the matter. The curators acknowledge the error you point out and further have told us that several other errors have been identified in the "Information Age" exhibition. That exhibition was opened in May 1990, and there was serious consideration being given to dismantling and replacing it in the near future. That, however, is not going to be the case, for monetary as well as other reasons, and the exhibition will remain for the foreseeable future. Currently, there is an effort to consolidate the errors with the goal of devising a plan for correcting all of them; however, there is no time schedule for this work at the present time. We thank you for taking your time to write about this matter. Your interest in the Smithsonian Institution is sincerely appreciated.
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