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Commodore 64 is coming back

PC World reports:

Tulip Computers, which owns the Commodore brand name, plans to relaunch the brand to take advantage in an upsurge of interest in the obsolete Commodore 64 (C64) computer and its 1980s-era games, the company said in a statement Friday.

Full Story: PC World: Commodore 64 Makes a Comeback

(via Discordian Research Technology News)

The most important document about social software yet written

Clay Shirkey says The Lessons of Lucasfilm’s Habitat is the most important document on social software. Seems Habitat was a Commodore 64 game that was played on the QuantumLink network (which eventually became AOL).

Trent Reznor: A Geek Before Geeks Were Cool

Salon chats with Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor about technology. I think Reznor was more important in making technology “cool” than most people give him credit for.

Reznor got himself an Atari 2600 home gaming console and spent long afternoons at the house of a friend who had a coveted color RadioShack computer. Soon enough, he had his very own Commodore 64 and began teaching himself to program. He went on to study computer science at Allegheny College and worked briefly as an engineer until he decided the time was right to pursue his dreams. “When you could use computers to make music,” he says, “I wanted to be right in there.”

Salon: Trent Reznor’s Pretty Hate Machines

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This clip of Reznor talking about electronics in music from before Nine Inch Nails:

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