Subject: RetroChallenge Winter Warm-up 2008

Retrocomputing enthusiasts the World over are cordially invited to
participate
in the 2008 RetroChallenge Winter Warm-up, commencing January 1, 2008.

RetroChallenge is an opportunity for fans of "obsolete" platforms to
spend a
month pushing their retrocomputing limits in the company of like-
minded geeks.
Participants set their own goal(s) and typically keep the community
apprised of
progress via weblogs or on the Retro BBS.

Challenges are as unique as the individual RetroChallenger -- in the
past
participants have programmed games; created music and video content;
performed
dangerous hardware hacks or simply spent a month trying to get an old
computer
to boot.

RetroChallenge is not so much about competing, as it is about sharing.
Think of
it as an on-line show-and-tell for RetroGeeks. Because the individual
challenges
are self-posed, the RetroChallenge is equally well-suited to hoary old
wizards
and tender newbies alike. It's not about winning, but about *doing*.

RetroChallenge is open to *all* retrocomputing platforms. For the sake
of
simplicity (and to avoid the usual endless debate), the criteria for
what
constitutes a "retro system" is left up to the conscience of the
participant.
Although it's very much a matter of perspective, we would hope that
nobody's
going to bring their 5-year-old Dell to the games!

The Rules? Well... there really aren't any.
RetroChallenge runs from January 1st, 2008 to January 31st, 2008.
Participants
are encouraged to announce their intentions prior to December 31st
(but
stragglers, as always, will be accommodated). Other than that, have
fun and try
to keep the platform wars to a minimum.

~LD8

Home page: http://retrochallenge.net
Contact : retrochallenge@ld8.org
Retro BBS: telnet://lorance.no-ip.org
RC Forum : http://68kmla.net/forums/viewforum.php?f=18

Please feel free to post this announcement to appropriate blogs and
forums.
http://retrochallenge.net/2008/winter/RCWW08PR.TXT