[ubuntu-us-ut] ubuntu-us-ut Digest, Vol 37, Issue 5

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Fri May 15 23:02:06 BST 2009

On Fri, 15 May 2009 11:21:02 -0600
"G. David Turnblom" <davidkingster at gmail.com> wrote:

> My answers:
> 1. On the basis that "home PC" means the first machine I actually  
> owned, and wasn't something I had purchased for me, it was a used  
> Commodore 128 D.  Before that my parents had a Commodore 64.  

You young whippersnappers, whose parents had computers at home. Sheesh,
silver spoon, and all that. :-)

> 2. The C64 had 64k RAM, a 1 MHz 6510, and used a 1541 floppy drive,  

Which also had a 6502 derivative on it. It had its own zone
variable density recording scheme, the first floppy drive (I believe)
with it. There was at one point a project to put Forth on the 1541.


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