The Commodore 64

Ok. This is so very off topic, but I just ran down memory lane.

Anyone here grow up with a Commodore? I started with the Vic20 and then upgraded to the C64.

Commodore 64

Do you remember this thing?

This was the deluxe model if I remember right. It actually came with a floppy! Mine originally came with the tape drive...


OMG! I soooo remember this thing.

I even remember the article written about how you could program your Commodore to do tasks around the house like turning on lights and tvs. Don't think any of us expected what we have now.

Who else had this peice of advanced machinery? Any fellow geeks from the late 80s???


Just a stroll down memory lane. 64 bits of memory mind you!

Ed Nailor - Charlotte mortgage loans


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haha!  I didnt have this one but my first computer had 4 megs of RAM My pda has 64!  The good ole days!
Feb 28, 2008 03:06 PM #1
Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
Keller Williams Realty Professionals
I don't remember these but my husband says they had them in his first  college computer class.
Feb 28, 2008 03:09 PM #2
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

Oh, yeah!  The Commodore 64..didn't it have the pull-start thingy on the side too?  LOL Just kidding..

I remember the Timex-Sinclair 1000.   That was a pretty affordable little computer.  But the Commodore was a real woodburner!

Feb 28, 2008 03:14 PM #3
Steve Norris
Meridian, Idaho - Meridian, ID
Silvercreek Realty Group
No, I only go back to the Radio Shack TRS 80 :-).  But I had a friend with a Texas Instruments comuter that used a cassette tape drive.  I miss DOS.
Feb 28, 2008 03:15 PM #4
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team
Ed, I didn't have these fine pieces of computer technology, my sister did have a vic20.  It is amazing how far they have came since the good old days!
Feb 28, 2008 03:18 PM #5
Mark Hawley
Keller Williams Realty - Indio, CA

If you were a commodore high-roller, then you know what     LOAD "*",8,1     means :-)

I miss that little computer sometimes.  Just for the sheer simplicity and the ability to write stuff in BASIC.

Feb 28, 2008 03:20 PM #6
Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes

Hi Ed. I remember the C64. It was so slow as a snail... I remember it would take foverever to go from one screen to the next. I can say this though - I learned a lot about computers and computer programming from owning this piece of machinery. I mostly used it for to play the C64 "prehistoric" video games.

Feb 28, 2008 03:47 PM #7
Alisa McKeel Willson
Appraisal Pros in Texas - Huntsville, TX
Certified Res. Appraiser

My husband had one -- we just barely got it out of our garage about 2 years ago..

My first computer was an Osborne with that tiny little screen...I'm so happy with what we have now! Last week our DSL was down for about 8 hours..I paced around like a lost soul.  I can't imagine going back to an Osborne or dial up.

Feb 28, 2008 04:15 PM #8
The Bartley Group SouthEast MN Real Estate
Coldwell Banker Home Connection - Owatonna, MN
I didn't have one of these beauties. Was too expensive, I had a TI99 TA, it was hooked to a TV for display, and a cassette tape player to load programs I wrote in basic (both sold separtly). But my first programming in college was in Fortran 4 with the punch cards. brian bartley
Feb 28, 2008 09:31 PM #9
Matthew Rosov
Amerisave Mortgage Corporation - Laurel, MD
Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist

I got to play with an Atari 400.  Touchpad keys and a tape drive.  Brrrrrr.  

All for $400

Feb 29, 2008 06:20 AM #10
Chad Baird
Re/Max Spirit - Dayton, OH

Never had one personally, that was expensive.  I was luckey to have an Atari sytem. 

I was doing some cleaning last year and found the old Floppy Disks (5 1/4).  I wondered if I could still access the data on it?   

Remember win the PC would boot to a black screen and you had to type <win  to enter windows HAHA!!! 

The funniest though, is the modems of past.  You had to take your phone of the hook, and insert it into the cradle of the Modem to access anything "online".  AAAAH the good old days.

Feb 29, 2008 07:13 AM #11
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