Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Happy 25th Birthday Commodore 64


Commodore 64, originally uploaded by jhails.

Yup, this was our first computer. It is hard to believe that it was 20 some years ago. Although looking back, I felt the software called "word processor" did not perform as expected. I figured if I wrote gibberish, it would turn my fragmented sentences and misspelled words into a literary masterpiece. A must for any junior high student. Unfortunately no, but I could change the color of the screen. How cool was that?

7 comments:

Jayme said...

Oh how I loved my 64. The hours I spent perfecting my long jump on track and field, and selling my crops in M.U.L.E. yeah...I said it....M.U.L.E.

Mike said...

I remember our 300 baud modem and "dialing in" to the local Bulletin Boards. I also remember the Sub Logic Flight Simulator....some of the best polygons I have ever seen!

dustin said...

A cool connection - Commodore used to occupy what is now QVC's main studio in West Chester, PA. The founder of QVC wanted to sell Commodore PC's, and they turned him down. Years later, he bought their location and turned it into the country's largest digital studio. (http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=1200+wilson+drive,+west+chester,+pa&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=45.601981,92.285156&ie=UTF8&ll=39.994383,-75.58259&spn=0.021666,0.045061&t=h&z=15&iwloc=addr&om=1)

dustin said...

Not sure if the link worked, but check out the satellite imagery for 1200 Wilson Drive, West Chester, PA.

Mike said...

Bad decision there!

Does the airport belong to QVC??

Anonymous said...

Mike aren't you the guy who had Beta max? Everyone knew the Atari 128xe was the computer for the future.

Mike said...

Yea, well I also shouldn't mention we actually had a Commodore 128 at one time too...