Working Daze by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Working Daze

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  1. KenTheCoffinDweller

    KenTheCoffinDweller said, almost 2 years ago

    Either way the commodore was just a toy computer and not a real one like the IBM XT. With that one I could write COBOL and Fortran code that would not only run on the XT but would also match up with the Honeywell 6500 that I used at Michigan State.

  2. The Uncle

    The Uncle said, almost 2 years ago

    Commodore 64? Pfffft!

    True geeks had a TI 99/4A.

    Although, I will concede the XT did form the base for today’s desktops/laptops.

  3. Adam Sherlock

    Adam Sherlock said, almost 2 years ago

    The Commodore 64 was the first true home computer for the world. It was advanced for its time.

    The quantity and quality of games as well as serious programs available were amazing. The quality of the games especially in the latter days, in some ways can actually beat todays offerings.

  4. JDsg

    JDsg said, almost 2 years ago

    Neither did I. I was too poor at the time to afford one.

  5. frank smin

    frank smin said, almost 2 years ago

    @Adam Sherlock

    Aye mate, ne’er a truer word was spoken. The Commodore 64 was 64 kilobytes, not megabytes, and yet it thrust home computing upon the world and made it accessible to just about everybody. I remember month after month playing the groundbreaking game Elite, which set the standard for all games since. Quite obviously Clark Kent, KenTheCoffinDweller and The Uncle grew up after 1990 and being so spoilt for choice just don’t understand the simple concept of origins.

    P.S. John and Scott, how could allow Roy to deal Jay such a cruel blow? And will he ever recover?

  6. Larry

    Larry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The Commodore 64 was OK, but I really loved my Amiga 3000. You could do pre-emptive multi-tasking on just two megabytes of ram. The Amiga could display 4000 colors when the IBM could only do sixteen. Put a Video Toaster in an Amiga and you could do some awesome 3D animations with the Lightwave 3D modeling program. The Amiga OS didn’t have a registry like that crappy Micro Sloth, and your OS, Applications and Data could be in seperate partitions.

  7. dlbrownmac

    dlbrownmac said, almost 2 years ago

    @The Uncle

    TI 99/4A and the expansion box here. Learned Basic entering code from magazines.

  8. johnzakour

    johnzakour GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I loved my Atari 800 and my Amiga.

  9. cabalonrye

    cabalonrye said, almost 2 years ago

    Bunch of newbies, my first computer was a ZX80.

  10. bpullin

    bpullin said, almost 2 years ago

    I had a 64, with two floppy drives, a color printer, and a dot matrix printer. Had some nice business programs for it, and it was a decent gaming platform. There is a 64 users group in Ohio that have been able to add extra memory, a hard drive, and actually get one connected to the internet.

    They need a hobby. Or a girlfriend.

  11. ghenley

    ghenley GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I had a Trash (TRS) 80.

  12. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @frank smin

    Yes. Roy already regrets it, and Jay shall move on.

  13. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    My first was a first generation iMac. There I said it.

  14. pop o' matic

    pop o' matic said, almost 2 years ago

    Damn Roy, that was low, man, real low.

  15. rshive

    rshive said, almost 2 years ago

    A Radio Shack TRS 80. At first with a tape drive; then later got into the 5-1/4 discs.

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