Yes; Can you believe it? Once legendary computer Commodore 64 is still breathing in a small Auto Repair Shop in Poland!
Recently Commodore USA’s official Facebook Page has published this news with a latest image of once Guinness World Record setter computer brand Commodore 64.
It had been introduced in the market in 1982 by none other than Commodore International. Commodore 64 was also known as C64 or CBM 64 (in Sweden).
This 8 bit home computer became so popular that in respect of sales it had set Guinness World Record. As a Single Computer Model it became highest selling of all times.
In its own time (August 1982 to April 1994 when it got discontinued) C64 had captured significant market of US out selling its competitors. It’s successors were Commodore 16 & Commodore 128.
From all these information you can easily guess how much hold it had over market! Since its discontinuation 22 long years have been passed & Technology landscape has changed drastically.
So after such a long time since its discontinuity (1994) when you hear that once undisputed king of the home computer market is still breathing in a corner of the world, its seems really great. Right?
Yes that’s what I also felt when I read the article on Sploid. Frankly speaking I was a bit amazed by thinking that how a small Auto Repairing shop in Poland is still using this model?
Because we are living in such an age where the lifespan of a technology has become soo short that you never know when a ruling technology will be out paced by its competitors.
From this aspect this news is really significant. In a time when feature phones are also getting extinct, continue using a computer like Commodore 64 is a commendable job.
After knowing all these you must be curious to know, for what exactly that shop is using this grand daddy of computers?
Yes, it’s being used for balancing driveshafts & it’s working for 25 years. So it has made a Silver Jubilee too!
One thing has become very clear that though we all are running behind getting newer gadgets by scrapping the old ones but those can be utilised too. If you can maintain it properly.
Another interesting fact is, from brand recognition perspective too it had created a tremendous wave.
A research showed that in 2008 after 17 years of its discontinuation still it’s (C64) Brand Recognition was 84% in the market.
So from every aspect this news is really significant for all tech lovers like us! Isn’t it?