Commodore with Jim Butterfield and the Birth of Microcomputers for Winding-Roads

One of the books I cover in my vlog Duncan Fraser Reads is the First Book of Kim by Jim Butterfield who for thousands was their first introduction into the word of computers. The threads I pulled by opening this book took me on a personal journey which mirrored my working with Commodore in Canada, Computerland, Conti Computer Systems and travelling the world being a nerd.

I especially enjoyed my visits with the Amiga communities in England and Germany. The images were are pulled from the public domain and from my personal collection. When you are commenting on a book that is all about machine language( the language of Bits and Bytes) It was better to just pull the images. I wonder if they still teach would be software engineers how to write a “boot-start loader” Send me a comment if you know.

There is a great video in this with Andy Warhol at The Amiga Launch Party. Cool!

In the late 70s and early 80s, Apple and Commodore were two names at the top of every tech wish list. It was challenging to compare the Apple II and Commodore 64 at the time, but the Commodore 64 is the best-selling desktop PC of all time according to Guinness World Records. I owned, sold and serviced both, The 64 spawned the Amiga and The Apple IIE the Mac. The Mac VRS the Amiga is worth looking at.

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