As to the predominance of white dudes at the tradeshows in the trailer… well, I wonder how much it represents the real composition of the community. Judging from the official trailer below, this is a film anyone with the slightest interest in Commodore is not going to want to miss. Grab your tickets to with Bil Herd, Leonard Tramiel, and Hedley Davis. Hi Guys, Steve here director of The Commodore Story. It may also be an artifact of where they chose to film. I learned so much on it and because of it but I still hate it.
But a machine, a thing? I still miss the Amiga and how far ahead of its time it was. I began on a C64, learned to type on it before I could even write my name with a pen and paper. He has shared some of these stories here on Hackaday, including successor to the C64 and. ! However, those of you in the Mountain View area have an even better opportunity this evening. Might want to check that prescription! Do your comparisons with other companies at the same time and not try to criticize the past for not being today or the future.
The Commodore Story: The trailer did state this bit it was an error on our behalf. For all the people interviewed in this film, someone has used one of the above words to describe them. Most of these guys would be more than likely to stammer and trip over their own feet at the prospect of talking to a girl when they were in high school! What is it about a computer that was introduced 36 years ago by a company that would be defunct 12 years later that engenders such passion that people still collect it to this day?. If anybody wants to order a Blu-ray you can do this at :- thanks again to Bil for being part of this awesome retro ride…. God I miss those days! Still relatively happy with that decision. A film about Istanbul, love, memory and loss. There are interviews with the key players, too, including our own Bil Herd.
I hated that computer with a passion. I was leaning towards C64, but store was out, so went with Vic20. And the demos were amazing and still are amazing. Now, if they were all politicians…. You should be looking at the who the people involved with Commodore were in the 1980s rather than your perception of them today as old rich white men. It inspired my imagination, changed my interests, maybe even the direction of my life.
I think that the only mold sic you had to fit was to be a talented engineer. I think it was my first hate, my very first rage inducing hate. But Commodore was far from a one-trick pony. The film takes a tour of the objects as the starting point for a trip through images, landscapes and the chemistry of the city. Learned programming and by extension math before my first arithmetic class. With resonance in the post-Snowden era, Silenced catalogs the lengths to which the government has gone to keep its most damning secrets quiet, in an impassioned and thought-provoking defense of whistleblowers everywhere.
Catapulting us into the action spread across 2011 and 2012, the film provides a kaleidoscopic, visceral experience of the struggle. When it came to learning C in the mid-90s, I was so desensitized to the complexities of programming that all of the parts everyone else seems to struggle with were like a godsend to me. Parents sold my Vic20 without checking with me, sadly. What a thing it was. Amazon will be the first later next month.
It was slow, clunky and prone to all manner of random failure. Now I have a C64 I got for free from a neighbor and should fire it up. Great to see so much interest in Commodore and Amiga. Commodore always looked like quite a welcoming company to me. It will of course dive into the story of how the C64 came to be the best selling computer in history. Bil was a hardware engineer at Commodore, designing several machines while there.
I was at the store with my dad and uncle in the early 1980s deciding on the best computer to get. It still bothers me all these years later. What have they done to deserve such labels? Ok, definitely middle-aged and predominantly white, possibly rich, depending on your economic point of view, but scary? I must have over 100 computers in my collection, but my commodore boxen bring all the nostalgia back full force. Yes the documentary will be available in the next few days on Amazon and it is in the pipeline to go on Netflix and iTunes but it is down to the lap of the Netflix gods how long that takes. The life-and-death struggle between the people and the power of the state is still playing out. . .
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