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A Gen Xer and his VIC-20 [vintage photo]

Kid with a VIC-20 Computer

Photo from Extra Ketchup via Flickr with Creative Commons License

Extra Ketchup’s photo caption:

This was the computer, my first computer, that forever changed my life and set me on the path I’m on today. I think I was in 7th grade in this photo. After the VIC-20 followed the C=64, then my favorite, the C=128. When I went into the Navy I had to sell off my computers, but after my training I got an Amiga 500. However, I still have fond memories of those early days of sitting down with a Commodore magazine and typing in a program for hours to play a game or do something cool. There was something magical about those days, so I was thrilled when I found this old photo of those great days!

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  1. Yogi♪♪♪

    I love the old TV and the cassette tape drive. Great photo.

  2. Poetikat

    Ha ha! That could easily be my husband in the photo. He wasn’t so much of a computer nut as a ham radio guy. Shoot! I wish I could think of his “handle”. Remember that song, “Convoy”? “Breaker 1-9, got some “Smokies” on my tail. (Or something like that!)



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