Commodore 64 turns 30: What do today's kids make of it?

It is 30 years since the Commodore 64 went on sale to the public.

The machine was hugely successful for its time, helping to encourage personal computing, popularise video games and pioneer homemade computer-created music.

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SnakePlissken2326d ago

A piece of history, in a less complicated world and much more simplier time. I would trade everything i have, just to go back and relive my youth again, back at that time!!! Man, the good old days they indeed were!

Digimortal2326d ago

Amen dude. I would gladly do the same. C64 was the bomb.

SnakePlissken2325d ago

Heck yea, how bout ColecoVision! The Adam computer, lol. Still have a working one here with the super baseball joystick controllers, turbo wheel and a grip of games. If you were a fan of colecovision, you will get flashbacks here, check out that Kiosk!!!


Fyflin2326d ago

Aah I used to have one of these, probably still do somewhere!!

Nice to see how much we've progressed in 25-30 years.

iceman062325d ago

Had to trash my Commodore 128D about 4 years ago because of a flood in my storage. I almost cried as I did it. So many memories!!!

ChunkyLover532326d ago

I still have mine, but it doesn't always boot up. I supposed I should look into restoring it sometime.

thorstein2326d ago

Had one with a 16 baud coupler (lightning fast in those days) and logged in to my computer class through my television. Yes, kiddies that word is BAUD. Later, modems started running at about 32,000 baudps. then 56,000. Now, that is gone. Now I run on 100 Mbps. Unreal.

Skate-AK2326d ago

Haha wow I've never even heard of BAUD. What does it stand for? I wonder how long it would take a current web page to load in text form.

DoublePlusGoodGames2326d ago

@thorstien, I had one of those FAST LOAD carts which made load times on games far more bearable. As for connecting to compuserve BBS boards using my 300 BAUD modem...waiting for those boards to load up was like waiting for a prison term to end.

@skate-AK That's an excellent question. I know it was a unit that described data transmission speeds, but I never knew what the acronym meant. Turns out it was just the name of the French inventor that defined the unit (J. M. E. Baudot). Who knew?

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