Found a Commodore 64 on the side of the road

So I found a Commodore 64 on the side of the road this morning.

In Brisbane we have something called a 'roadside collection' which is a week where you get all the junk out of your garage and pile it up on the street outside your house. The city council come along and collect it, but not before hordes of scavengers pick through it and take just about everything, no matter how worthless.

I was walking to the bus this morning, just as one of my neighbours was putting out their stuff for roadside collection. Included in their dusty heap of crap was an original commodore 64! I picked it up and looked at it for a minute, then put it down and kept walking.

I looked back in time to see a blue utility truck pull up and two young guys start dismantling the heap and taking things, including the C-64.

For a moment I was dissappointed that I hadn't grabbed it and stuffed it in my bag. It might be cool to be able to pull out a commodore 64 whenever I needed an extra-core for a particularly difficult computation.

But then I figure, no, I'm happy not to be the guy with the cubicle full of old computers. I'm sure there are ample computer museums that will help the C-64 live on into posterity, so that old fogies can reminisce about the first program they ever wrote: 10 Goto 10. ;-)


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