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Since when did the Commodore VIC-20 get a TCP/IP stack to go onto the Internet?

Mar 24

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009 8:14 PM  RssIcon

Confused by the title?  Read on about a commercial I saw tonight from Swiffer.

Tonight while watching TV, I saw the funniest thing!  A feather duster using a VIC-20 on the internet with a webcam!  Look carefully at 0:14s into the vid, you'll see the unmistakable VIC-20 keyboard (with the brown function keys on the right hand side).  Since when did the VIC-20 get a TCP/IP stack to get onto the internet?  If you think I'm kidding, check out the link for yourself. 

VIC20 doing the internet thing

I'm not sure what's more, uh, "funny?"  The fact they have a VIC-20 in the commercial or that it took me about, oh 0.456s to recognize it was a VIC-20?!  DOH!  LOL

Now stop looking at vids on YouTube, go grab a coffee and get coding! :>

 

PS  I used to own a VIC-20! :>  My first computer. :>

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Re: Since when did the Commodore VIC-20 get a TCP/IP stack to go onto the Internet?

I just saw this commercial and also noticed the VIC-20. I Googled to see if anyone else had noticed it and found your article. My first computer was also a VIC-20.

By Tim Locke on   Sunday, April 12, 2009 12:45 PM

Re: Since when did the Commodore VIC-20 get a TCP/IP stack to go onto the Internet?

HAHA! Too cool! :> I thought this blog posting would get more action but I guess not a lot of people remember the VIC-20. Shame, not that it was powerful machine but cheap enough to introduce computers to the home user. Thanks for the comment! :> Have a good long weekend! :>

By phenry on   Sunday, April 12, 2009 12:47 PM

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