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I’m on the cusp of finishing John Irving’s “A Prayer for Owen Meany”. Just 15 pages of prose to go. So obiviously I’m on the look out for another classic opus to sink my teeth into. Well, while I was in my local shop picking up some dishwasher tablets, I spotted this little gem in the 50p bin of end of life paperbacks. Now all I have to do is find the hardware…
From the introduction “The Commodore 64 has, as it name implies, 64,00 (64K) “bytes” (characters) of programmable memory and comes with… advanced graphic capability; 16 colour display colors; a screen that displays 25 rows and 40 columns each, animation with sprites; a three-voice music synthesesizer and a “white noise” generator; 6510 chip… However, these are not is only desirable features. There are many other options available, including cartridges to support CP/M (a popular operating system), LOGO (the increasing widespread education language), a cassette tape recorder…”
Now I remember why I was so envious of those Commodore 64 owners when I was lumbered with the farless function VIC-20 and ZX-Spectrum…