@SDF it looks prehistorical and yet, this game was made 20 years after the first manned moon landing :)
@SDF This is what I looked like back then. I even had hair. (Photo credit to my old office-mate, Hiram.)
The PC was running SCO Unix, which was System V with a bunch of Xenix API support from memory.
I was writing 8514/a support for SCO's X server. We had standard bitmap graphics cards supported by then, this would have been the first effort at supporting graphics accelerated cards.
We were just at that transition from working on real terminals (the monitor and keyboard on the left was a Wyse VT100 clone I think) to terminal emulators on X servers.
I dimly recall I was working on X server drivers for two different graphics cards when that photo was taken, I've forgotten what the other one was, but the 8514/a was in an IBM microchannel motherboard, and the one in the middle was almost certainly in an ISA slot in a more generic motherboard.
Hence, three monitors and keyboards. 🙂
Oh yeah, if you spend a lot of time using the keyboard, you definitely have a preference.
I remember hating to use a mouse with a computer, because I used all kinds of shortcuts. But then I got stuck with mice, and couldn't keep up with the window shortcuts etc etc, now it's pretty much just a mouse or a trackball when I'm using a computer. Very few shortcuts.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko