Thanks to Commodore and to YouTube

You both know what you’ve done.

Commodore, you came out with the Vic-20 computer and sold it to my cousin Rob at a Service Merchandise. Rob used to put it in its box and take it over to our house to play Radar Rat Race and Omega Race at our kitchen table. After a while, Rob just left it at our house and I learned how to program in basic. Here is one of my favorite programs:

10 print “hellow” (programmers note: as a first grader, I iked to put w’s on the end of words)
20 goto 10

The computer is long gone and so is my award winning program. It’s only a memory. But thanks to YouTube, I can watch videos that document the old breadbox and fondly remember former days.

About radamdavidson

I'm a husband, dad, and pastor living in Portage, Michigan. I suppose I'm a euphoric melancholy generalist with average skills, experiences, and passions across several intertwined disciplines and hobbies including music, speaking, writing, leadership, ministry, and collecting cultural artifacts from the 1980's -- mostly vintage boomboxes. You can read my blog at, subscribe to my podcast (RadCast) or friend me on
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