By Tech Powered Dad | July 26, 2011
I never cease to be amazed by the ingenuity of the Texas Instruments hacker/programmer community. TechCrunch is reporting the release of a web browser for the TI-83/TI-84 family of graphing calculators. This is far from an official Texas Instruments release. Chris Mitchell, “KermMartian,” a Ph.D. student at NYU, has named his creation Gossamer. This a text based browser on the order of Lynx, if any of you can remember that far back. You can read the full description on the forum thread at Cemetech. I’ve included Mitchell’s video on Youtube for you to check out the capabilities of this most unusual TI-84 program. Never have I seen the F1-F5 buttons as worn down as they are on his obviously well loved 84.