On slashdot, I read that Commodore (I didn’t even know that company was still alive) is coming out with thier own line of mp3 players. So giddy curiosity led me to their website, where I learned that they are going to be developing some new Commodore 64 products, including a game console!
This is intriguing, but completely baffling…I owned a Commodore 64 for about 10 years when I was younger, absolutely LOVED the system, and am STILL smitten with bittersweet nostalgia whenever I speak of it…but is Commodore seriously thinking that mere nostalgia will motivate people to buy NEW Commodore products 20 years later?! I admit that I myself am guilty of downloading the occasional C64 emulator in hopes of recapturing the magic, but this hope is soon sobered after about 5 minutes of poking around on the familiar blue screen when I realize that, however cool the system was then, compared to today’s technology it rather sucks. I imagine (indeed I HOPE) that these new “Commodore 64” products will be a bit more technologically sophisticated than those they developed in 1985, but I suppose we’ll see.