Hi Thomas,

Actually the pong ball was a rectangle because it was one pixel.  That was how 
poor the resolution was on the Atari 2600.  But hey if you didn't look too 
close at it, it did kind of look like a round ball.

I have not done any graphics for a very long time.  I do remember redefining 
the ASCII character set on my Texas Instruments 99 4a to draw pictures with it. 
 The Extended Basic programming cartridge for the Atari 800 XL home computer 
had some special game graphics functions, like sprites.  Once you drew it you 
could give it a direction and speed and it would continue moving until you told 
it to stop.  I believe that they also had automatic collision detection.

But heck I don't even like putting text on the screen in windows because JFW 
will not report row and column as JFD did.  You know I liked to keep the text 
organized in columns etc.  So now I just go for self voicing or for some little 
programs like my blood sugar and blood pressure tracker program I just use the 
VB6 input boxes.



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