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Saturday, March 10th, 2007

William Shatner pimping for Commodore


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After I wrote about the Commodore 64 the other day Coach Coco mentioned a piece of trivia I’d never heard. Apparently William Shatner was the spokesperson for Commodore in the 80’s.
Well Coach Coco has tracked down some footage on YouTube which is hilarious.
Watch as the Shat extols the virtues of the Commodore VIC-20, the wonder computer of the 1980’s.

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

Can you remember the Commodore 64?


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My first experience with computers was when my parents bought me a Commodore 64. I loved the thing. Looking back I’m not sure why.

When I got mine disk drives weren’t available yet,  so programs had to be loaded from cassette tapes, which often took hours.
Games were simplistic.
The pinnacle of its graphics were stick figures and monotone blobs that vaguely resembled worldly [...]

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