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My breadbin collection


I had back in the days the original C64, this model is often referred as the breadbin model. Lots of people made fun of the similarity of an actual breadbin and the Commodore 64. The truth is that the C64 not the first model of breadbins was produced by Commodore.

The first model is the VIC-20 which was the predecessor of the famous Commodore 64.

I never had a VIC-20 back in the days but I bought one for my collection.

After the C64 there was another breadbin which was a mistake of Commodore. This was the Commodore 16. I love the color of it, black. But I have a nice working one in my collection.


My first home computer -> Commodore 64


I’m 9 years old and we getting presents for Sinterklaas (Dutch holiday), 6 december 1982 to be exact. I was amazed during the visit Firato some months before. Firato was an exhibition with the newest on hifi, video and more later also computers/gadgets. My father was interested in computers for his business. We enjoyed that fair and saw home computers becoming something interesting. Having a multi purpose computer at home for an interesting price compared to IBM Personal Computer.

On Sinterklaas evening, like written before, I was unpacking my present.

Unpacking with my eyes speaking… will it be….?

Yes… it is the Commodore 64 !!! That smile on my face tells it all, super happy. Thanks mom and dad.

 

This computer will take an important part in my personal and business life.

I still have this (working!) industry changing home computer.

Some years ago I posted a video on youtube:

 


Memories



William Christopher was born on 20 october 1932 in Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A. and died at age 84 on 31 december 2016 in Pasadena, California, U.S.A.. He was well known for his role as Father Mulcahy in the TV Series of M*A*S*H from 1972 to 1983 and the spinoff series AfterM*A*S*H from 1983 to 1985.