Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Aug 2012 22:45 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Hardware, Embedded Systems "It is 30 years since the Commodore 64 went on sale to the public. The machine was hugely successful for its time, helping to encourage personal computing, popularise video games and pioneer homemade computer-created music. [...] BBC News invited Commodore enthusiast Mat Allen to show schoolchildren his carefully preserved computer, at a primary school and secondary school in London."
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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by Zbigniew on Mon 6th Aug 2012 11:43 UTC in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
Zbigniew
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Experiencing the C64 era as it was happening was great -- countless hours spent and a whole lotta fun with that machine. Kids obviously won't have that nostalgia, and naturally have little-to-no interest. Technology from `ancient times` just isn't appealing or impressive.
Right: nobody, who hasn't came through this, will understand this (or not completely).

All I can say is I hope kids today have that same type of experience with the technology they're growing up with. Maybe 30 years from now, they'll be reminiscing about the good ol' xbox360 days.
I doubt it; it must be in some way like with any other things, that were quite new: for example, I'm pretty sure, that the owners of first mass-manufactured cars (like the ones from beginning of past century) could share such feelings - but would anyone mention, say, "Ford Mustang" days? I don't think so; during 60s the car wasn't "amazing novelty". And nowadays neither xbox360, nor PS3 (etc.) isn't that "coolest thing in store", like Commodore 64 used to be.

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