The Commodore 64 is still a computer that has a special place in our hearts. The original 64 launched at CES thirty years ago this week in 1982 and was the successor to the VIC-20.
This was the machine we used to first play with programming, using BASIC and classic sprite graphics. It lasted until 1989, but there are still people who remember them fondly, and there is even a reproduction Commodore 64 being sold now with modern hardware.
So here’s to the C64, and days of playing Space Taxi, Mr. Do’s Castle and Tapper, and Reader Rabbit. here’s to 5 1/4 floppies…it will never come again.
- The Commodore 64 Turns 30 (wired.com)
- The Commodore 64 Is 30 Years Old (techcrunch.com)
- Commodore 64: 30 years of wins and fails (news.cnet.com)