Talk about a trip down memory lane. Back in the 80s, I remember when a couple of friends of mine were the first to buy a home computer. When they told me about it, I asked them why. They told me because they could do some personal stuff on it, like writing letters or maybe categorizing music lists. I chuckled and said "I don't know why you really need one." I believe they had a Commodore 64. Well, The Commodore 64, the classic personal computer from the eight-bit '80s, is making a comeback. Sort of. Later this month, Commodore USA will be releasing a computing system that looks just like the original C64 on the outside, but comes equipped with modern specs like a dual-core 1.8 GHz Atom processor, Nvidia Ion2 graphics chipset and up to 4 GB of RAM. Maybe just a few more bells and whistles than the original.

When the C64 debuted in 1982, it cost $595 - the same price Commodore USA is charging for its updated machine. Mouse and monitor are being sold separately.

If you want a piece of this fully-functional nostalgia, you can preorder one on Commodore USA's website.


Famous last words-"I don't know why you really need one," to what I say now-"I don't know how to live without one." I never thought I'd ever have a computer. Never say never! How long have you had a computer?

Would you please excuse me? I'm going to listen to some records.