The SEGA SC-3000 Survivors Team
The SC-3000 Survivors restoration project was inspired by a song of an Italian interpreter of 80s, the same ages of SEGA SC-3000 was in our houses, fighting against a lot of 8bit computer systems. Here is what the team behind this project can tell you about it.
"We Survivors don't forget who we are and where we come from. Survivors are we, who still know what pixels and bytes are. Survivors are we, who still enjoy little things. and take our time to taste some memories for not forget the past. We Survivors still want to give something of our past to our future. That's why this project was born: to keep alive this past."
"Finally, a website dedicated to a great, but often overlooked computer, the SEGA SC-3000. This computer has brought about many hours of fun over the years, and with "SC-3000 Survivors", we hope that the fun will continue for many more years to come. Come and join us as we delve deeper into the SC-3000's history and see what new gems we can find."
"The construction of this SEGA SC-3000 Survivors site is an excellent achievement in itself but ensuring its on-going maintenance and enhancement is of utmost importance to ensure the digital preservation of all things SEGA SC-3000. To the best of my knowledge, at the time this was written, there is no other website dedicated purely to the SEGA SC-3000 and our aim is, with the help of other enthusiasts, to provide a complete archive of SC-3000 resources so that another dedicated site is simply not required. I feel the SEGA SC-3000 has always been one of the most under-appreciated computers ever built and I'm excited to be a part of this project because of its potential to reach so many 8-bit computer enthusiasts, from those with little or no experience of the SC-3000 right through to the addicts such as us, please take a look around and enjoy!"
"I got a SEGA SC-3000 home computer in '84. Due to lack of software availability (at least in Italy), I started to learn programming that became a passion in few months. Hours and hours of entertainment waiting for news about my computer not well documented at least in Italian computer magazines. Nowadays, through SC-3000 Survivors I can dust my memories about this candy computer. This is not interest, this is passion! I ported my SEGA SC-3000 emulators in many systems as possible, I don't wanna miss "my love". Proud to be a 'Survivor'! Every information about SC-3000 is here!!!... Wo! "
"I can still remember the anticipation of waiting for a new game to arrive through the post and the hours spent typing in programs from the latest Sega Magazines on the dodgy rubber keyboard. To a 9-year-old kid, the SC-3000 had a bit of magic about it. Our Sega taught me that computers are something you can both enjoy and learn to master if you work at it. And it still runs after 25 years. I can't give it much higher praise than that!"
I became interested in programming about 28 years ago and my first home computer was a great SC-3000. In those years there were few games so I started to code to open my mind to the logic... and so on. Nowadays I'm still coding for job, no more only for fun. I was so excited to discover I'm not an alone survivor of the great SEGA SC-3000 and is an honor for me to contribute with my "old" material about it. I thank Francesco to bring back to the light old and good memories with the SC-3000.com site/project.