Re: VIC 20 networking

From: Greg King (
Date: 2004-02-22 12:29:39

From: Davison, Lee; on Date: Saturday, February 07, 2004, 08:38 AM -0500

> While I'm about it, has anyone ever networked a VIC-20
> before?  I don't mean SLIP or PPP through a serial-port.
> I mean ethernet or similar.  I've Googled until my vision
> goes blurred, but all I can find is people working on
> network-capable software (like Contiki) for the VIC.  But,
> they all seem to have ignored the actually-connecting-it-
> to-the-hardware bit.
> Am I really first?

In these modern times, probably yes.  But, in the entire history of the
VIC-20, no.

A long time ago [in a galaxy far away ;-)], Commodore sold a classroom
network for the C64.  Students' computers were connected to the teacher's
file-server through disk-drive cables.  I don't remember if CBM wrote
networking software for VIC-20s, but obviously, those machines could be
plugged into that network.

Does anybody remember the details of that product?

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