The Commodore Years
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Hardware The computers, tape and disk drives, printers and other equipment in my collection.
Software My collection of commercial software on cassette, cartridge and disk. Plus some programs to download.
Paperwork Books, instruction manuals and leaflets with other paper items.
Magazines Magazines for Commodore users and and general computer interest.
Links Links to Commodore related sites, emulators and other useful places. Loads more information and nostalgia.
Pet Downloads A selection of BASIC programs for the Pet/CBM series and emulators.
Vic Downloads A selection of BASIC programs for the Vic20 and emulators.
C64 Downloads A selection of BASIC programs for the Commodore 64 and emulators.
The Commodore Years.
In 1982, after months of visiting shops that sold computers, I bought my first VIC-20. I quickly realised that its limited memory and small screen would not do what I wanted and bought a Commodore 64.
This was the start of a hobby that would span fifteen years and make the computer part of my daily life. During this time I learned to write my own software and to adapt other people's to my needs.
Over the years I have collected a range of 8-bit Commodore computers and peripherals to go with them. Had I joined the computer revolution earlier, I would have bought a PET. I now have two.
My collection includes PETs, the VIC-20, the first colour home computer, the 64 in both of its forms, the SX-64, claimed to be the world's first portable colour computer, 128s and the ill-fated C16 and Plus/4.
This is by no means a definitive collection, but it provides a view of those early days of the computer revolution. Nor does it include the Amiga as I went straight from the 8-bit Commodores to a PC.
But the 1980s was the time when men in white lab coats were replaced by people working in their own homes. The mysterious world of computing was a mystery no more. These really were 'computers for the masses'.
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