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Those old Commodore “daze”
September 19, 2007, 9:34 pm
Filed under: Computers, Random Stuff, Retro, Videos

Flashback to 1986 – I’m 13 and sitting up in my room with my Commodore 64 hooked up to my 13 inch black & white television, typing in a 7 page long basic program from a computing magazine. I knew IBM “clones” existed, but I knew I had it made with my trusty C64. If you weren’t around then – OR – if you were a Commodore hater, you missed some really cool years of computing. Early Macintosh snobs were always cracking on C64 users. Yes, the Macintosh had better graphics, a mouse, a user interface, etc – BUT, the C64 world had something even better: game/program trading galore or as some would call rampant piracy. Now, I know people have always copied this and that, BUT I’ve remember C64 trade fairs where you’d leave with a shoebox full of 5.25 floppies packed full of goodies. It take weeks to go through all of it.

If I had seen this commercial back then, it would have probably driven me to IBM clones much sooner.


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Comment by Doug

OK. I know this is way late from the post. But I can remember you connecting your C64 to my 286 back in the BBS days when I was trying out the program Teleguard. That 286 was so much better than the TRS-80 Model III I had.

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