Commodore rides again?

Commodore finds new lease of life.

The once-famous Commodore computer brand could be resurrected after being bought by a US-based digital music distributor. New owner Yeahronimo Media Ventures has not ruled out the possibility of a new breed of Commodore computers. It also plans to develop a "worldwide entertainment concept" with the brand, although details are not yet known. The groundbreaking Commodore 64 computer elicits fond memories for those who owned one back in the 1980s. In the chronology of home computing, Commodore was one of the pioneers.  The Commodore 64, launched in 1982, was one of the first affordable home PCs. It was followed a few years later by the Amiga. The Commodore 64 sold more than any other single computer system, even to this day.

My first computer was a Commodore Vic 20, which predates the Commodore 64 by a year.  We upgraded from that to an Acorn Electron, a clone of the BBC Micro.  Both had a form of Basic as a programming language, a prehistoric ancestor to Visual Basic.

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