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    Default Merry Vintage Computer Christmas 2018

    Ran into this fun article of kids opening their 1980s computer classics.

    https://www.pcmag.com/feature/291990...s-on-christmas

    Anyone have photos of you with your systems when you were young? I have found none myself.

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    Wow, very cool. Yeah Im with you, dont think there are any photos of me young with computers either. I really hated getting my picture taken as a kid; not to fond of it now actually.
    Kevin got an SX-64? Rich kid!

    These were fun to look at.

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    Yes, the photo of the SX-64 is funny. The younger sibling is looking on like, "Man, I got the short end of the stick this Christmas." LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by liqmat View Post
    Yes, the photo of the SX-64 is funny. The younger sibling is looking on like, "Man, I got the short end of the stick this Christmas." LOL
    Haha, I noticed that too! I assumed his older brother was hogging it to himself. Even the older kid had a look of disinterest slightly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liqmat View Post
    Yes, the photo of the SX-64 is funny. The younger sibling is looking on like, "Man, I got the short end of the stick this Christmas." LOL
    Neither one of them look too excited about the sx-64.. honestly the c64 would have be a better gift, and cheaper, I bet that thing hardly got used
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    Quote Originally Posted by ngtwolf View Post
    Neither one of them look too excited about the sx-64.. honestly the c64 would have be a better gift, and cheaper, I bet that thing hardly got used
    If it was for them and not Dad needs a portable and the kids only get to bang on it while returns are still possible.

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    The SX was being dumped by 84 or 85 on QVC or HSN (I forget which existed back then) for cheaper than a 64+1541. That's how a lot of them got out there... I think they were $399, then $349, then even less at the end.

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    I was a child of the 80s and can still remember getting my first ever home computer! It wasnt actually a Christmas Present for me though, my Dads best mate who lived a couple of doors away had an Oric-1 49K and when I used to go around there I took a shine to it and then at some point it was gifted to me! My Dad got a second-hand TV (one of those old CRT things made of wood and not plastic) and we'd spend hours taking it in turns to copy a game from a book written in BASIC (along with de-bugging all the spelling mistakes we'd made) and then finally saving the finished game to tape to save having to type it all in again!

    I still have the Oric-1 (never had the box for it) and the book that we used to get the BASIC games from!

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