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Commodore unveils images of the all-new C64

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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 10 April 2011 - 07:29 AM

April 4, 2011 2:27 PM PDT
Commodore unveils images of the all-new C64
by Daniel Terdiman

It may be 29 years later, but I can still remember looking at what was about to be my Commodore 64, up on a shelf at a Long's Drugs near my father's house.

This wasn't my first computer--that had been a Commodore Vic-20, a machine with the same body as the C64 but with just 2 kilobytes of memory. I can recall using that little machine with my old friend to write the most elementary little BASIC programs:

10 print "hello"
20 goto 10

But then it was time to upgrade. I'd inherited a tiny bit of money, and off to the drugstore I went. I knew what I wanted. Commodore's all-new C64 was on every geek's wish list, and I was no different. What would I do with it? I wasn't sure. But I had to have it.