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[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by zima on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 13:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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The problem is that the drive is slow when the software doesn't have a fast loader, like your own programs for example. Or programs/games that consist of a single file.

Hm, but fast "loaders" could be used also for saving your own stuff...

And I kinda see the point that, eventually, the benefits brought by the whole movement of fast loaders outweighed the early discomfort - that movement of sorts (largely revolving around "mix-tapes" or "mix-floppies" of cracked games, after all) basically also included intros. Which led to demoscene.

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