[vcf-midatlantic] Happy Birthday IBM-PC

Richard Cini rich.cini at gmail.com
Thu Aug 12 20:56:46 UTC 2021

I got my VIC in February 1981 (9th grade). Upgraded to a Fat Mac in 1985. I
didn’t get anything PC-ish until I was half-way through college (a DeskPro
386/16 with 5 MB of RAM and a 42mb hard drive; still have that machine
too). My point was more that 40 years is a long time.

On Thu, Aug 12, 2021 at 4:50 PM Alexander Pierson via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> >I think I was still using my VIC-20 then.
> You make it sound like it was old in '81, however: Happy 40th birthday
> Commodore VIC-20 too.  Yes, technically it was released in Japan in '80,
> but nobody here lived in Japan/had a VIC-1001.  I've never heard a
> concrete, verifiable answer on what month it was released in the US.  Just
> vaguely mid-summer.
> -Alexander 'Z' Pierson
> _
>    On Thursday, August 12, 2021, 7:45:02 AM EDT, Richard Cini via
> vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>  August 12, 1981 at a news conference in NY, IBM introduced the PC. 40
> years ago. Holy cow. I think I was still using my VIC-20 then.
> Rich
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