I think it was my first hate, my very first rage inducing hate. Then I bought an Amiga 1000, 2000 and finally a 3000. . Amazon will be the first later next month. The root of the Iphone is the Acorn Archimedes, which is the true revolution in computer history at the end of the 80s. I began on a C64, learned to type on it before I could even write my name with a pen and paper.
Now, if they were all politicians…. Great to see so much interest in Commodore and Amiga. Ok, definitely middle-aged and predominantly white, possibly rich, depending on your economic point of view, but scary? And the demos were amazing and still are amazing. Grab your tickets to with Bil Herd, Leonard Tramiel, and Hedley Davis. Yes the documentary will be available in the next few days on Amazon and it is in the pipeline to go on Netflix and iTunes but it is down to the lap of the Netflix gods how long that takes. What is it about a computer that was introduced 36 years ago by a company that would be defunct 12 years later that engenders such passion that people still collect it to this day? I was at the store with my dad and uncle in the early 1980s deciding on the best computer to get. It was slow, clunky and prone to all manner of random failure.
Vida longa ao Commodore Amiga. If anybody wants to order a Blu-ray you can do this at :- thanks again to Bil for being part of this awesome retro ride…. I think that the only mold sic you had to fit was to be a talented engineer. It still bothers me all these years later. I hated that computer with a passion.
Long life to Commodore Amiga. It will of course dive into the story of how the C64 came to be the best selling computer in history. Going to user group meetings was so much fun. There would be no Apple Computer without the 6502 processor!!! It may also be an artifact of where they chose to film. Might want to check that prescription! I learned so much on it and because of it but I still hate it. I was leaning towards C64, but store was out, so went with Vic20. What a thing it was.
Now I have a C64 I got for free from a neighbor and should fire it up. I am a vintage computer collector myself, and I am excited to see this video and relive the history of the home computer. Parents sold my Vic20 without checking with me, sadly. It inspired my imagination, changed my interests, maybe even the direction of my life. I still miss the Amiga and how far ahead of its time it was.
There are interviews with the key players, too, including our own Bil Herd. Commodore always looked like quite a welcoming company to me. Judging from the official trailer below, this is a film anyone with the slightest interest in Commodore is not going to want to miss. Bil was a hardware engineer at Commodore, designing several machines while there. God I miss those days! Learned programming and by extension math before my first arithmetic class.
But a machine, a thing? Still relatively happy with that decision. As to the predominance of white dudes at the tradeshows in the trailer… well, I wonder how much it represents the real composition of the community. However, those of you in the Mountain View area have an even better opportunity this evening. Hi Guys, Steve here director of The Commodore Story. Commodore literally created the home computer age. Do your comparisons with other companies at the same time and not try to criticize the past for not being today or the future.
! He has shared some of these stories here on Hackaday, including successor to the C64 and. The Commodore Story: The trailer did state this bit it was an error on our behalf. When it came to learning C in the mid-90s, I was so desensitized to the complexities of programming that all of the parts everyone else seems to struggle with were like a godsend to me. You should be looking at the who the people involved with Commodore were in the 1980s rather than your perception of them today as old rich white men. Here is a short video of my small collection, that I am sure you will all enjoy!!! Most of these guys would be more than likely to stammer and trip over their own feet at the prospect of talking to a girl when they were in high school! I must have over 100 computers in my collection, but my commodore boxen bring all the nostalgia back full force. I had a 64 with a 1054 disk drive and a 1084 monitor.
But Commodore was far from a one-trick pony. . . . . . .