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Old 12 December 2007, 11:11   #1
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Thumbs up 25 Years of C64

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Old 12 December 2007, 19:18   #3
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Maybe I'm getting to old but what C64 is the article talking about. It says the C64 came out in August of 82, I bought mine in 80, and it had been around for several years before that. There was a lot of Atari games that were put on disk and all kinds of software that you could get at the user group meetings. I'm real sure about the date, I bought my house in 80 and shortly after that I bought the C64. I bought a C128 several years after that and then I bought an A1000 in 86, so I don't think I'm mistaken. I could be though.
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Maybe I'm getting to old but what C64 is the article talking about. It says the C64 came out in August of 82, I bought mine in 80, and it had been around for several years before that. There was a lot of Atari games that were put on disk and all kinds of software that you could get at the user group meetings. I'm real sure about the date, I bought my house in 80 and shortly after that I bought the C64. I bought a C128 several years after that and then I bought an A1000 in 86, so I don't think I'm mistaken. I could be though.
Errm, the C-64 was first shown on the WCES in January 1982.
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those american can only count to 3(1, 2, many), so guess it could be a C16
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They have a different calender, as it seems.
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Sorry, you are misremembering. The C64 did come out in late 82 and didn't take off until mid-1983 when they dropped the price to $200-300.

Even the ancestor to the C64 (the VIC-20) didn't come out until 1981.
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It looks like I'm just getting old, it still seems like I bought my 64 in 80, but I do remember that I was at least 30 when I bought it and I turned 30 in 83, so it was probably in 83 or maybe 84 when I bought it. Us Americans do use the same calender, I seem to have lost several years, maybe to many parties.
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We had two fairly late on in the C64's life time. One in 1989 and one in 1991. Great machines, with loads of great software. I think they only stopped producing them about 9 months or so before the big C went bust.
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