This commercial pretty much sums up the feeling of optimism I felt when I got my first Commodore Vic-20. I had wanted a home computer for as long as I could remember and I took to it like a fish to water. Even now, when I turn on turn on or reboot my computer and I see it loading up, I get that same sense of wonderful anticipation. That feeling that digital worlds of my own making and choosing are just a keystroke away.
Machines like the Commodore Vic-20 are the building blocks that helped lay the foundation of today’s plugged-in world, so please take a moment to celebrate just how amazing these machines were.