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August 7, 2000 12:54 PM   Subscribe

The Background image is a little off, but.... here's a page created entirely on a Commodore 64. Nice to know that everyone's in the web design loop.
posted by Cavatica (8 comments total)

 
sure, some pages created with the Commodore 64 is impressive. But how about some pages *served* from a Commodore 64? That's what I want to see. (I can just imagine that cassette tape drive whirring into action whenever someone requests a page.)
posted by pb at 1:54 PM on August 7, 2000


Ah, retro...

That people were ever able to check email on a 48k Spectrum continues to astonish me. Especially when I now receive spam emails over 48k...
posted by holgate at 6:02 PM on August 7, 2000


I think that page is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. Talk about sticking to your guns! That poor bastard has spent thousands of dollars to make his commodore 64 web compatable. Hats off to him and his 1541 floppy drive. Viva la Futility!
posted by Optamystic at 10:31 PM on August 7, 2000


Well, supposedly this os for the c64 will serve pages.

And this is a hack of a web server on an Atari 800. My first computer was an Atari 600 with 16k of RAM. My last two PCs have had more memory than that in L1 Cache...
posted by mutagen at 11:14 PM on August 7, 2000


My first computer was an Atari 600 with 16k of RAM. My last two PCs have had more memory than that in L1 Cache...

My dad likes to tell the story of back in the 70s. His company bought a computer with a whopping 4K of RAM. The system was the size of a couple of large refrigerators. They decided they needed a memory upgrade at some point, so they bought another refrigerator-size box of core memory for $25,000 (this is in the 70s remember). How much expansion did they get? 8K. That's four dollars per byte! Fifty cents for a bit of storage!!! Yikes! :)
posted by daveadams at 8:22 AM on August 8, 2000


Well since we ARE talking retro....
Try these on for size!

http://www.clips64.de

http://www.fairlight.org/

http://www.mcsoft.de/c64/c64_geos_e.htm

http://www.lemon64.com/


posted by Jakit at 9:51 AM on August 8, 2000


Pansies. I'll be impressed when I see web pages designed or served on a Commodore PET. Or, even better, a TRS-80.
posted by aaron at 10:53 AM on August 8, 2000


I have a working Apple IIgs (the limited edition Woz signature version!). Once I get around to buying a hard drive an a copy of the GS/OS for it, I think I'll design a small web page on the machine. Then I just need to figure out how to transfer it to my PC.
posted by CrayDrygu at 5:24 PM on August 8, 2000


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