[vcf-midatlantic] C64 workhorse survivor

Jeffrey Brace ark72axow at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 14:26:58 EDT 2016

Hey Doug!

Thanks for sharing! I love to hear about how vintage systems are still
working and reliable! I tell visitors at the museum how there are still
systems running COBOL and the reason is that they they are reliable and all
the bugs have been worked out of them. Why introduce something new where
you have to start all over?

I have to act like Evan now and point out that the article has some
inaccuracies. It looks like the writer just did a google search to find
their information. The C64 was demonstrated in January 1982, but released
to the public in August 1982. Also I believe there were at lest five
revisions of the motherboard, I see a REV-E on the later models. Also it
said the operating system was Commodore BASIC 2.0 GEOS. BASIC and GEOS are
two separate things. I think they mean GEOS 2.0.

But anyway. So happy to see the C-64 in the news and an unusual use for it!

On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 1:44 PM, Douglas Crawford via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> http://hothardware.com/news/battered-but-not-beaten-
> commodore-c64-survives-over-25-years-balancing-drive-
> shafts-in-auto-repair-shop

Jeff Brace - ark72axow at gmail.com

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