A Young Man and his Commodore VIC-20 in 1984

Here is another great photo of a computer setup in 1984 featuring a Commodore VIC-20. According to the man in the photo, Michael Surran:

This was the computer, my first computer, that forever changed my life and set me on the path I’m on today. I think I was in 7th grade in this photo. After the VIC-20 followed the C=64, then my favorite, the C=128. When I went into the Navy I had to sell off my computers, but after my training I got an Amiga 500. However, I still have fond memories of those early days of sitting down with a Commodore magazine and typing in a program for hours to play a game or do something cool. There was something magical about those days, so I was thrilled when I found this old photo of those great days!

The computer and TV are great, but what other must have accessories can you find on this desk?


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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. I can see the model CN2 1530 Datasette (with a cassette tape to the left of it) which was a must have for any VIC-20 or C64. Of course a 1540 or 1541 disk drive would have been better but back then they cost more then the actual computer. I also see what looks to be a phone wire, so I would assume there is a modem plugged into the VIC-20 as well.

  2. VintageVolts

    Boy, that could have been me in 1984. Except I was 17 and sitting in front of my VIC-20

  3. Justin M. Salvato

    I want to know more about whats going on in that room and is he using the computer in collaboration with it..

  4. Darren

    No one noticed the chemistry set??!!

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