July 26, 2006
A Bit of Commodore History
Every computing enthusiast from the '80s knew about Commorode. It was one of the most popular personal computing companies of the era, with some estimates putting sales of their Commodore 64 at the 30 million mark.
What you might not have known about is the history of the company. The book "On the Edge: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Commodore" details the history of the company, from the rise with the PET, through the VIC-20, the famous C-64, and the not as popular C-128, to the Amiga, and the fall of the company. And best of all, you can read several sample chapters at the website: commodorebook.com.
Now, I have to admit that I haven't read the entire book yet. I've only had opportunity to read the sample chapters, but those have intrigued me. The C-64 played a HUGE role in my early years, getting me started first as a gamer, and later as a programmer, so I'll have to purchase the book soon.
Posted by Shane Doucette at July 26, 2006 09:40 AM