Re: VIC-20 "smart" expansion port idea

From: Marko Mäkelä <>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 08:31:12 +0200
Message-ID: <20160112063112.GA2540@x220>
On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 03:00:21PM -0500, Pete Rittwage wrote:
>The Vic had such a short life, I don't think much was made for it... It 
>was released Christmas of 80, C64 was exactly 2 years later. It was 
>then discounted for a year or two, then gone.

The Vic-20 was my second or third computer, after a C64 and possibly a 
PC (first shortly running Microsoft software, before I switched to Linux 
in 1993). I got the first one in 1991 for 50 FIM (about 10 USD).

By the way, the C64 started to really enter Finland in 1984 or 1985. I 
got mine in 1986 maybe after a year after I had seen one. The same year 
several school mates got one. Nowadays, in the age of the Internet and 
almost unregulated global marketplace, the market penetration would be 
much faster. I am not sure if that is a good thing, though.


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