The C64 was the real workhorse of my understanding how computers worked. I wrote my first assembly on one. I ran a BBS on one (until it stopped working and was replace by a Commodore 128).
I ran across this instance at the Bulldada auction at X-Day this year. This was the least Bulldada thing there I think. I paid $60 for this one after a little bit of a bidding war. When I was buying it I didn’t know if it was a working one so I wouldn’t have gone further, but it’s something to have since it means so much to me.
Turning it on the power LED glowed to life.
I’m not sure why this is coming over as black and white since the normal screen is white on blue with a light-blue border… but that’s something for another day.
It came packed up with a 1541 5-1/4″ floppy drive, but I’ve not dove into that yet.
It also has the first real computer book I sunk my teeth into:
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