Started off with the Vic 20 in 1983 after saving up for two months from my cooking job at a truckstop after the USMC and then replaced that about a year or so later with a C64. Used to have the speech synthesizer and pen light tools but alas they've all disappeared.
Started off with the horrendous cassette tape drive after about 6 months of losing every program by shutting the computer off. About 8 months later I finally saved up enough for the whopping 5.25" drive and thought I'd died and gone to heaven. Did some accidental BBS hacks with my 1200 baud modem and then lost it all in a divorce grrrr. Fast forward about 28 years later and I've replace my C64 and 5.25" floppy drive along with the datasette and a few games and of course the ever necessary Epyx FastLoad cartridge
I also remember hearing a few months ago I believe that Jack Tramiel died
. I so wanted to get him to sign my copy of "On The Edge". While he may have been an unforgiving and ruthless businessman at some points in his life, he still helped to usher in the computer age to the masses to the tune of record breaking sales numbers (despite Apples lies) for the early Commodore Computers which to this day have not and will probably not ever be broken! I only lived about 40-60 miles south of West Chester, PA near their East Coast Commodore assembly and factory site. I wish I would have known when they were closing up as it is still to this day my all-time favorite computer.
My hat is off to EVERY Commodore employee for you were all the true Revolutionaries in my book. Thank you so much!!!!!
Edited by sh4rkbyt3, 03 July 2012 - 03:44 PM.