Commodore 64 rises from the ashes
The New York times has an article about the new Commodore 64 that recently has been released. You can read about it here: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/06/the-new-commodore-64-updated-with-its-old-exterior/ .
I broke my teeth in on the original Commodore 64 back in the 80’s. In fact you could say it is partially responsible for my adult career. I purchased one along with 2 floppy drive units, a Okidata 82a printer and some accounting software for a grand total of $2500.00.
I could never get it to work with both floppies and the accounting software stunk, but I spent many wee hours into the morning learning to program the thing in basic.
Would I buy one now? I am sentimental about a lot of things. Old pickup trucks, old ham equipment, but not computers. I make my living with them, so I want the best most reliable units. My work workstation is a HP XW4200 work station with dual monitors, that I am going to be replacing soon with a newer HP XW4600 with dual 22″ monitors. So no even though the guts of this new Commodore 64 is basically a modern PC, I won’t be buying one. It is however kind of neat to see them try again. I wish them the best of luck.