Oh sweet electronic innocence!

Recently, I mentioned the ancient computer game of Pitfall, which I used to play on the family Commodore 64, and just moments ago, T brought some interesting news to my attention.

The Commodore might be resurrected!

The once-famous Commodore computer brand could be resurrected after being bought by a US-based digital music distributor.
New owner Yeahronimo Media Ventures has not ruled out the possibility of a new breed of Commodore computers.

Because I'm somewhat of a 80's nostalgic (minus the clothes. Oh the clothes! the HORROR!), I think this is excellent news. I want one! Just because it would hurl me back in time to a place when the world was innocent in my eyes, Chernobyl still hadn't blown up and orange was still my favourite colour!

A bit of history:

The Commodore 64, launched in 1982, was one of the first affordable home PCs. It was followed a few years later by the Amiga. The Commodore 64 sold more than any other single computer system, even to this day. The brand languished somewhat in the 1990s. Commodore International filed for bankruptcy in 1994 and was sold to Dutch firm Tulip Computers. {article link}

Friday, January 07, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 9:37 PM