The return of Commodore

I still have an Amiga 3000 buried in my antique computer graveyard in the basement – unless my wife found it, concluded its decomposing carcass was junk and threw it out – and now, as a reminder of the Halcyon days of display lists, blitters and 6800 assembler code, Commodore has risen from the ashes with new versions of the 64, VIC-20 and Amiga.

They are not the real thing, of course: their processors are Intel, graphics Nvidia and OS Linux.

Still, a pleasant nostalgia moment.

9 thoughts on “The return of Commodore

    • Someone I worked with actually had one of those.

      A few years later I remember seeing the first Toshiba colour screen on a laptop at a computer show – it was a $10,000 option as I recall.

      When I started in this strange business, RAM was called CORE and it consisted of tiny ferrite rings threaded on wires. The first machine I worked on had 64k (same as a C64) of it because a Mbyte of it cost over $1m.

    • I had a Sony version, colour, very robust carrying handle, weighed a ton. Early xx86 processor, accepted AT cards, 10 meg memory was a long card. Sold it at flea market for $20

  1. I had a C64 back in 1982. I found a box of cassettes a while back and there was a cassette program in it, after all these years. BTW it is still in use by Amateur Radio operators as a stand alone Radio Teletype terminal. I cut my BASIC programming skills on this baby.

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