Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 9th Dec 2007 21:44 UTC, submitted by Bobthearch
Hardware, Embedded Systems Like a first love or a first car, a first computer can hold a special place in people's hearts. For millions of kids who grew up in the 1980s, that first computer was the Commodore 64. Twenty-five years later, that first brush with computer addiction is as strong as ever. "There was something magical about the C64," says Andreas Wallstrom of Stockholm, Sweden."
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Eighties were good
by Nephelim on Sun 9th Dec 2007 22:48 UTC
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I bet that any Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, MSX or Commodore owner will still love those machines. In fact I still miss my CPC 6128 and some of my friends miss their MSX and C64's ... by the time 8088 and 8086 machines became affordable and I bought my first one, I just could only think how much I did miss from my previous machine.

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RE: Eighties were good
by pepa on Tue 11th Dec 2007 21:42 in reply to "Eighties were good"
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I started out with a ZX81, briefly had a Spectrum, but my main love was an Acorn Atom, very expandable firmware wise (got extra ROMs for it!). My friend had a C64, which was cool for graphics, but the Atom had native Assembly language (and very powerful Basic).

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