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TPUG - The Toronto PET User's Group. Founded in 1979 and still holding monthly meetings. For all your "PET, SuperPET, CBM, B128/256/1024, VIC-20, C64, C128, Plus/4, C16, C65 and Amiga" needs.
posted by GuyZero (16 comments total)

 
10 X = 1
20 X = X + 1
30 PRINT X
40 GOTO 20
posted by The Confessor at 2:58 PM on December 13, 2006


I can just imagine what the typical Amiga user's opinion of Vista might be...
posted by tommasz at 3:12 PM on December 13, 2006


poke 59468,14
THAT'S BETTER. I MISS MY VIC-20
posted by punilux at 3:14 PM on December 13, 2006


But what about my SX-64?
posted by scalefree at 3:43 PM on December 13, 2006


HELLO WORLD
HELLO WORLD
HELLO WORLD
HELLO WORLD
HELLO WORLD
HELLO WORLD

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posted by Smart Dalek at 3:48 PM on December 13, 2006


**** COMMODORE 64 BASIC V2 ****
64K RAM SYSTEM 38911 BASIC BYTES FREE

READY.
LOAD "JUMPMAN",8,1
READY.
RUN

good times...
posted by rocket88 at 3:59 PM on December 13, 2006


My dad still uses my old Amiga 2000 to make music.

Of course, it sounds like video game music from the Sega Genesis, but still...
posted by Gucky at 4:12 PM on December 13, 2006


The Confessor: You forgot the semicolon after the "X." You gotta fill up the whole screen with numbers, y'know.

READY.

(I had a PET 2001 with 8k RAM, and a built-in cassette drive, baby! Cost me $795 in 1976!)
posted by ZenMasterThis at 5:21 PM on December 13, 2006


I remember the PET 2001 -- pretty sweet design, but I hated that chiclet keyboard.
posted by brain_drain at 5:47 PM on December 13, 2006


We had a PET, VIC-20 and C-64, and they've all been lost to the sands of time. But, way more heartbreaking, I used to have one of these lifesize William Shatner cardboard cutouts. I'd give a testicle to have that thing back.
posted by bink at 6:49 PM on December 13, 2006


bink: Eventually you'll forgive your mother ex-girlfriend ex-roommate dog, right?

I had a VIC-20 and a C-64, then I got to college and there was a lab full of PETs. We had so much software imported from the UK as a result.

But I'll never forget sitting in the library reading BYTE on the upcoming Amiga. I mean, I remember my head exploding. Never got to own one, though.
posted by dhartung at 7:10 PM on December 13, 2006


WORD PROCESSING
SPREAD SHEETS
GRAPHICS
DATA MANAGEMENT


(when did spreadsheets become one word?)
posted by heydanno at 8:48 PM on December 13, 2006


C64: The last time I really felt like I was in control of my computer.
posted by Goofyy at 11:15 PM on December 13, 2006


The Amiga had a game with two mighty viking-like warriors with huge swords. The sounds were great and the violence was unprecedented. 1986ish.

Damn, what a game.

Or was it on the Atari ST?

Ah the things we used to pay a grand for.
posted by tsarfan at 2:34 AM on December 14, 2006


I still have my C64 and C128 set up, but rarely turn them on anymore. I wired the user port of the C128 to a Hayes 1200 baud modem and got it out on the WWW 8 years ago, but I don't know of any dial-up portals anymore.
When I get the time and energy, I'm going for this.
posted by MtDewd at 6:39 AM on December 14, 2006


tommasz, there isn't anything in Vista worth commenting on.


MtDewd, dialup BBSs are still around.


I know a guy, used to live in California. Back in 1995, he traded an Amiga 2000 for a wife.
posted by keptwench at 5:50 PM on December 14, 2006


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