Relatively Obscure: I was never cool enough to have a Commodore 64. We got the Coleco ADAM instead./Though it was kind of cool in its own right, even if the design wasn't so brilliant.//Still works, though.
cman: Coleco? LOL!Wow, and I thought I was a loser
RIP Jack Daniels
Ghastly: Too bad he and his sons didn't have the good sense to shuffle off just after they released the Atari ST but before they completely destroyed the company.
TranslucentNinja: Fare thee well Jack. I spent countless hours of my youth playing on Atari hardware: 2600, 400, 800XL and the 1040ST. Star Raiders, Ultima III and too many other games to name.
thelunatick: 10 ?"bye jack thanks for the memories";20 goto 10Run
grossmont: From the linked Forbes article:"His legacy are the generations upon generations of computer scientists, engineers, and gamers who had their first exposure to high technology because of his affordable computers - 'for the masses and not the classes.'"Boy, is this ever true. I got my start with the Commodore 64 back in 1983, and I've been programming ever since. Amazing how far we've come with home computers, but for me, Commodore was the catalyst that got me started.
Jocundry: Aw. I grew up using a C64. One of these day I'm going to buy one off ebay or something just for the memories.
badLogic: I tought myself Assembly Language on the C64. What a great little computer!/6510 ftw
cman: Here's a fun fact: the BASIC Commodore used in their computers was licensed from Microsoft. MS made this dialect. MS was originally in the computer languages business before they got into the OS business.
FormlessOne: badLogic: I tought myself Assembly Language on the C64. What a great little computer!/6510 ftwI still think back, fondly, to constructing sprite masks in code, pixel by pixel. Without hyperbole, I owe much of my career to the C64. Without it, I wouldn't have learned the basics of software development, which prepared me for the IBM desktop explosion in the '80s. Without it, I wouldn't have fond memories of playing Impossible Mission and Alternate Reality all night with friends, or meeting people online when QuantumLink came out, or the fun of running (and later writing software for) a BBS - it made computing relevant and accessible to even poor folks like myself.
photoguy: the less than sign didnt work..ruined my joke
photoguy: I was a TSR-80 COCO user..32K ram and a tape drive
Relatively Obscure: I was never cool enough to have a Commodore 64. We got the Coleco ADAM instead.
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