Commodore 64 - Celebrating 25 years!

News.com is running an article on the 25th Anniversary party The Computer History Museum threw last night for the Commodore 64.  Jack Tramiel, Commodore’s Founder, made a rare public appearance! “”The only difference was the price,” Tramiel said. “Because it seems that in this country, if you sell something cheaper, it couldn’t be as good….

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Happy 30th Atari 2600!

Debuting in 1977 at $199 it brought gaming into the family household in a big way.  I remember getting a used Atari 2600 from an ad my parents found in the paper (200 Bucks was a lot to spend on electronics back then!).  I think it came with a couple cartridges – Missile Command (still…

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Computer Club - Class of 1975

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs had a rare public conversation together last night.  Full article can be found here.  Transcript, highlight reel video, and more pictures can be found here !  The video is worth watching; it is a great history lesson mixed with their own personal experiences. Spending a lot of my childhood in the 80’s, and…

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POKE 36879

I cannot recall the exact form of advertising that hooked me: magazine, TV, billboard, or even a movie preview. But, it was around Christmas time that I told my parents I wanted a computer.  It was a conscious decision I had come to, a decision of which I could not be swayed.  I remember having quality time with my Dad…

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