Few people have heard of it, yet many consider John Blankenbaker's KENBAK-1 to be the first commercial personal computer.

Koss introduced these headphones over 40 years ago, and they remain affordable favorites to this day.

Chicago C64 Retro Event Sep. 29th.


Every year a group of hardcore Commodore 64 enthusiasts put on a show in the Chicago suburb of Lombard.  My first computer ever was the Amiga, though I seemed to be around C64's all the time back in the 80's.  I learned to appreciate all that the computer could do then, and I marvel at the kinds of things that people are still doing with it today. 

Not only will the show reunite you with some of your old favorites, but you can get caught up on new projects using the classic C64 hardware.  One of my favorite projects has birthed a new GUI - imagine a C64 with a windows-type environment (and I'm not talking GEOS here...).  The Commodore could even spool video off of a hard drive (that's right you read "spooling video", "hard drive" and "Commodore" in one sentence.  What has the rest of the computer industry been doing with all the RAM beyond 64k?

Even though I'm not very familiar with the more nitty-gritty aspects of the C64, I like going to the show every year.

1. There is much coding and hax0ring
2. There is much beer
3. This is your chance to meet members of the team that brought you the DTV C64 plug & play
4. The impromptu projects at the show can turn out to be the coolest things ever.

More details about the show (site is even readable using a net capable C64!)


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