[vcf-midatlantic] C64 workhorse survivor

Douglas Crawford touchetek at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 14:38:00 EDT 2016

That is a lot of mistakes. I glossed right over them.
Thought maybe I check up on it and see if the whole thing was a fabrication.
It is posted as reported here: https://www.facebook.com/RetrokompLoaderror/
Can't read the foreign language but it is in line with all the other retro
club stream of posts.

On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 2:26 PM, Jeffrey Brace <ark72axow at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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-commodor
>> e-c64-survives-over-25-years-balancing-drive-shafts-in-auto-repair-shop
> --
> Jeff Brace - ark72axow at gmail.com

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