Creator of Commodore 64 Dies

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Spiderman, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Article

    I never had one, but my elementary school did and I learned my typing skillz on Oregon Trail and the shootouts.... :D
  2. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    I never had one either, because I'm not old. :p
  3. boogiepop Member

    Can't read the article on this computer but, well... that's a shame to hear. I started using (playing with, actually) the C64 at such a young age that I could type on it before learning to write my own name. When my school district started phasing them out in favor of the (then) newer Apples, it broke my heart. Those dang newfangled contraptions had no bloody soul.

    I wish it was easier to keep those disk drives alive, because I still have hundreds of floppies lying around.
  4. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    He was also the father of the PET and Vic-20 computers :)

    Man, I remember getting those one-sided 5 1/4 floppies and punching a hole in the side to make it two-sided because buying the two-sided ones were too expensive :)
  5. boogiepop Member

    I'm not very knowledgeable about the history of any of them. I guess I've got some business on wikipedia.

    And wow, I had completely forgotten about that indent on the sides. I suddenly want to play Bubble Ghost or Beach Head or something.
  6. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    I still remember going to K-Mart one day with my parents to buy floppy disks (though in this instance they were 3.5" disks, not the 5.25") and not remembering if double density or high density was greater. Naturally, we asked the employee in the section, who misinformed us, leading us to buy a box of double density disks. Stupid K-Mart!
  7. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Oh yeah, they're the ones to ask about that... :rolleyes:

    :)
  8. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    Hey, I was only 11 or so! I didn't know any better!
  9. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Well, I was thinking your parents too... ;)
  10. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    Well, they still don't know better. My parents + computers = constant calls to me or my brother for tech support.
  11. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    That's what sons are for!

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