Vic Computing (February 1982)

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VIC Computing was a magazine published in the U.K. for a couple of years dedicated to the Commodore VIC-20. People mostly remember the Commodore 64 and Amiga when it comes to Commodore but the older VIC-20 was immensely popular for its time being the first computer to sell 1 million units.

The contents of the February 1982 issue of VIC Computing include:

  • On the second day - Martin Jacobs tells you how to get to grips
  • Browsing the Vic chip - Inside the VIC with Jim Butterfield
  • Todd's Lore - A collection of tips, quips and comments from Mike Todd
  • Vic Rhino - On the horns of a dilemma, courtesy of Tim Duncan
  • Under Review - Vicalc: Davic Pocock explores a programmable calculator
  • Victuals - Programs from readers. All your own work

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I owned a Vic 20, C64, C128 and 2 Amigas. Those were the days.

My first computer was a Commodore 64. I had a Vic-20 and a couple of Amigas later on but only after Commodore was long dead.

Did you ever have that glorious cassette storage device for the Vic 20? How about that huge 5 1/4 floppy drive for the 64 that over heated and quit loading at just the wrong time? My first printer was a Gorilla Banana and shook so hard as it printed, it tried to throw itself off of the printer stand. Ah, good times.

Fortunately, by the time I got my Commodore 64, I had some slightly improved options. I missed the cassette age entirely and while I did have a 5 1/4 floppy, it was the improved 1541-II model. It was much smaller, cooler, quieter and more reliable though not any faster than the older models. But I guess that's what fastload cartridges were for.

My first printer was some generic dot matrix model. I did manage to print out a couple of papers on it during my high school years.

Nice supdork.