Friday, April 8, 2011
Commodore 64: Basking in the glow of Generation X nostalgia
The Vic 20 (the precursor to the Commodore 64) was the first computer I ever worked on. Shocking to think that the original Commodore 64 sold for $595 (a small fortune in 1982, at least to a kid). I still can remember spending hours coding a silly little game and saving it to the datasette recorder. Granted, there wasn't a lot you could do with it (though 64K seemed like a ton of memory back in the day). Now I have memory sticks that hold a full two gigs of memory. Ah, the good old days.
Well, the Commodore 64 is back --sort of. It may look like a Commodore 64, but the new Commodore 64 is actually a modern computer. Yes, someone is trying to play into Generation X nostalgia. And the basic model is selling for the computer's original price of $595 The L.A. Times has more here.