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Posted on 28-Jun-2002 15:39 GMT by Soren Ladegaard7 comments
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The Commodore Billboard has been updated. This time with 4 English and 4 French radio commercials. All in high quality 192 Kbps mp3. These are all "donut" versions meaning that the radio station would get a soundtrack and then add speak themselves. Found on a tape at a Canadian radio station in Vancouver. The update also includes several C64,Vic20,PET,Amiga etc. adverts and brochures. Also tons of stuff in the miscellaneous section...pins, posters, mousepads, telephones and much more.
Commodore64 radio commercials : Comment 1 of 7ANN.lu
Posted by dammy on 28-Jun-2002 14:06 GMT
Oh, those were the days...
Dammy
Commodore64 radio commercials : Comment 2 of 7ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 28-Jun-2002 14:11 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (dammy):
As late as 1992, they were selling 700,000 C64s per year.
Imagine if Eyetech could sell 700,000 AmigaOnes.
(One big difference is the price.)
Commodore64 radio commercials : Comment 3 of 7ANN.lu
Posted by Darrin on 28-Jun-2002 15:05 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Don Cox):
I remember upgrading to a C64 (waaaayyyy back) and paying UKP200 for the computer and then using the UKP50 tape drive off my VIC-20. Much later I managed to get a printer (MPS801) and a 5.25" floppy drive for UKP200 (half price!!!). So, a C64 with tape deck and floppy drive pack in the early '80s cost a minimum of UKP350 which (at 1.45 dollars to the pound) which is about $507. That's VERY close to the price of the price of the AmigaOne mobo and that's WITHOUT taking inflation into account. If we include inflation then I'm sure you'll have enough spare cash to put that AmigaOne in a cheap tower case, add a small HD and put in a really nasty graphics card.
All in all, computer prices are about the same, you get get more machine for the buck now ;)
Commodore64 radio commercials : Comment 4 of 7ANN.lu
Posted by darklite on 28-Jun-2002 20:37 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Darrin):
But the AmigaOne isn't exactly cutting-edge technology, is it?
Commodore64 radio commercials : Comment 5 of 7ANN.lu
Posted by Darrin on 28-Jun-2002 22:10 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (darklite):
It's about as "cutting edge" as the Pegasos.
Back in the days I was talking about in my previous comment, the C64 wasn't "cutting edge" either. If you had the money then you would have bought an Apple II with an expansion board or two... I'm afraid my parents didn't have that sort of cash to spare on me :)
Thankfully, I was working when the A2000 was released and I treated myself to one or the early models.
Commodore64 radio commercials : Comment 6 of 7ANN.lu
Posted by |Lando| on 28-Jun-2002 22:13 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Don Cox):
>As late as 1992, they were selling 700,000 C64s per year.
Yep. When you see figures like this, it really makes you wonder how Commodore could f*** things up so badly. It takes a special kind of incompetence to still bankrupt youself despite being the manufacturer to the most successful computer model of all time.
Commodore64 radio commercials : Comment 7 of 7ANN.lu
Posted by |Lando| on 28-Jun-2002 22:18 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Darrin):
>Back in the days I was talking about in my previous comment, the C64
>wasn't "cutting edge" either. If you had the money then you would have bought
>an Apple II with an expansion board or two... I'm afraid my parents didn't
>have that sort of cash to spare on me :)
Yeah. The Atari XL/XE soundly trounced it as well :) A fantastic computer, the Atari 8-bit, with some very "Amiga-like" features (such as the ability to change colours mid-display, a la copper). Jay Miner's second-finest moment.
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