Eric

Great link! I pretty much started out on a C64 and my kids loved it. Friend of mine wrote a program for calculating the widths of measures of music based on content of the individual parts - in C on the C64! It was a riot to attach a modem and watch the letters crawl across all 40 columns.

The CD discussed on the site - I just may have to get it. Rob Hubbard wrote some amazing stuff - one of my favorites is the music for Zoids. Wow, such hypnotics out of a 3-voice synthesizer chip.

I also played some with a Commodore 16 - heh - the doorstop you were given for looking at time-share cabins at Breezy Point in northern Minnesota. Its version of basic had some of the more advanced graphic and music functions of the 128.

Still some of the best games around. Modern stuff is often just fluff and no content, no story, no real action.

Thanks
Vern

At 07:45 AM 12/18/2007, you wrote:

Wanna compare the Commodore 64 computer to the System i? This article
from CNN provides lots of material and ideas so you can write an article
on how the System I, just like the Commodore 64, is still loved after
all these years!



http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/ptech/12/07/c64/index.html





Commodore 64 still loved after all these years

* Story Highlights

* Commodore 64 loved by many kids coming of age in the 1980s

* Popularity continues today on Web sites, in music and people's
memories

* Nostalgia seekers can download their favorite C64 games on sites
like C64.com

* C64 Orchestra plays the music from the games, CD release in U.S.
in January

By Peggy Mihelich

CNN

(CNN) -- Like a first love or a first car, a first computer can hold a
special place in people's hearts. For millions of kids who grew up in
the 1980s, that first computer was the Commodore 64. . . .



Wallstrom is the webmaster and designer for C64.com, a Web site
dedicated to preserving the games, demos, pictures, magazines and
memories of the Commodore 64.

C64.com visitors are mostly nostalgia seekers -- men in their 30s
looking to download their favorite childhood games.

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