The Birth of BASIC.

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Re: The Birth of BASIC.

Postby lizard » Jan 15, 2019 17:13

leopardpm wrote: like it!

Agree. I think this fits perfectly into the original BASIC style.
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Re: The Birth of BASIC.

Postby lizard » Jan 15, 2019 21:30

Naturally we know, the plan is to keep FB as short as possible, so that executables become small. Further extensions can be added by everybody as needed.
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Re: The Birth of BASIC.

Postby leopardpm » Jan 15, 2019 21:40

lizard wrote:Naturally we know, the plan is to keep FB as short as possible, so that executables become small. Further extensions can be added by everybody as needed.

yup... small is beautiful

yet...
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Re: The Birth of BASIC.

Postby lizard » Jan 15, 2019 21:42

Later i bought a C64 because there was much more software. Now gaming hell was opened. One of me favourites was "Rocket Ball" where i learned each dirty trick, so that no one could beat me at this game...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgWFupPvEug
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Re: The Birth of BASIC.

Postby lizard » Jan 16, 2019 14:23

What we can see in the timeline in this video (28:58) after C64 in 1982,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICiZbUypMlQ

which was sold over 15.000.000 times, the world awaited a "Super C64" to appear. But this never happened. Commodore has done few attempts, like Plus 4, C128, Amiga and then the PC series.

But it all was not the "Super C64". That probably would have been a C1024 with the same clever "bank-switching" like C64, but everything better: More Ram, 1 MB. more resolution than 320 x 200, "Final Cartridge III" built-in, CBM Basic 3.5 or better. And a HD. That could have been the follower of C64 the world has waited for.

But Commodore has spreaded its energies in many models who all were not what the buyers wanted.

Now its all long over. But BASIC is still alive. :-)
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Re: The Birth of BASIC.

Postby jj2007 » Jan 16, 2019 16:59

Similar story with the Atari ST; much stronger than the competition but Tramiel wanted to get rich quickly; so he failed to invest anything, and Windows won in the end.
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Re: The Birth of BASIC.

Postby lizard » Jan 16, 2019 17:05

Yes, i believe Tramiel was a businessman, wanted to earn money.

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