30 years ago the Commodore 64 went on sale

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For many of us, it was an important part of our childhood that introduced us to the potential of computing. The games, the programs, the capabilities – all so antiquated compared to today’s amazing machines – but it was enough to spark imaginations and send children of the eighties on a course that has made many of the leaders of today.

In July, 1982, it was introduced to the public. Below is a video from the BBC as the old machine is introduced to today’s youth. Below the video we have some screen shots from the original brochure. Check out the specifications of the machines back then and think of how far we’ve come.

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Written by JD Rucker

+JD Rucker is Editor at Soshable, a Social Media Marketing Blog. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and founder of both Judeo Christian Church and Dealer Authority. He drinks a lot of coffee, usually in the form of a 5-shot espresso over ice. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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