Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Oct 2006 22:00 UTC, submitted by anonymous
OSNews, Generic OSes "When it comes to computers, the average person usually believes that 'newer is better'. After all, you can get more memory, a faster processor, and a larger hard disk, merely by waiting a few months. Old hardware is usually shunned as being of little value. In contrast, the elementary education sector has consistently found traditional educational methods to be superior to the newest, latest, and greatest methods. Some of the most knowledgeable and capable children are produced by the schools that use seemingly antiquated techniques. So what happens when the world of technology collides with the world of education? Why, the Commodore 64 makes a comeback!"
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RE: C64 rules
by Doc Pain on Wed 18th Oct 2006 15:15 UTC in reply to "C64 rules"
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Programmable out of the box with 16 color VIC II chip and "state-of-the-art" SID chip with three voices and nine octaves of sound.

In addition, graphics programming on the C64 is a PEEK & POKE - not good. I just remember the HC900, KC85/2, KC85/3 and KC87 built by robotron / RFT in the former GDR. It had KAOS and a better BASIC with implemented graphic atoms and algorithms, from PSET over LINE up to RECTANGLE and even CIRCLE. :-)

I like the C64 to be run by directed current from a battery and the RGB and antenna video output. It is very useful as an amateur television (ATV) control and test system here.

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