The Commodore 64 computer is 25 years old this month.
Ahhh, the C64, the Model-T of personal computing, the machine that anybody could afford.
I bought mine in 1982, for $250. It was the first 'real' computer I ever owned. Mine had the little tape drive that stored data on cassette tapes. I never could afford the $1200 external 1MB harddisk drive for it (but, man, did I lust after that). 64KB of RAM. CP/M operating system stored in ROM. Color. Sound. It would run rings around an Apple II. I learned my first programming language on that machine; BASIC, of course. Anybody remember GEOS? No? That's OK, nobody remembers how to hand start a Model-T anymore either.