In my evenings I have been working at getting my Commodore Computers in working order. My 128 has been temperamental and that L key is hanging on by a thread, but this afternoon I fired it up again for the first time and put in a disc to see if it works. Right off the bat…Welcome to Q-Link right back on my desk yet again. Just like old times. Next up…Defender of the Crown!
When she puts the 128 down behind her and I hear that thud — I cringe big time. They are well made machines, but c’mon. Otherwise a fun video.
(and yes I am still looking for a keyboard for my Commodore 128DCR)
Recently the L key on my venerable Commodore 128 died and despite my best efforts I have not been able to revive it. It is a sad day at Retroist HQ. In honor of my currently fallen comrade here is an ad that demonstrates the superiority of the Commodore 128.
This 1985 commercial compares the new Commodore 128 to the Apple IIc. I miss Burgess Meredith.
I loved my Commodore 128 and I so agreed with this article back in the day. I guess I was like the Commodore equivalent of a current day Apple snob. I thought that anyone who bought another computer was a fool.
I need to brush off the ol’ 128 and see if it still works sometime soon. At some point in the 1990s it spent 2 years in a basement so I have my doubts, but who knows.