The first ever Commodore 64 LAN party

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Inexplicably, the Cincinnati Commodore Computer Club’s 2008 C=4 expo was held this year in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. Although perhaps it’s not really such a WTF: being a card-carrying member of any computer club is ignominious enough even when it doesn’t involve an obsolescent 26 year old computer. Members of the Cincinnati Commodore Computer Club might well want to have sex in their home town before they die. There’s little point in hosing off in the well.

That all said, the latest C=4 expo certainly featured an extraordinary event: the very first Commodore 64 LAN party, in which the homebrew game “NetRacer” programmed by Leif Scheme was played head-to-head by a wonderful octuplet of tucked-shirts-and-jeans beardos on eight networked C64s. Oh, so very wonderful. Check out the site, the pictures are fantastic: these guys all look like they were sucked through a time vortex from 1986 to 2008, clinging with bloody nails to their cherished C64s.

C=4 Expo 2008 [Lyon Labs via Slashdot]

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5 Responses to The first ever Commodore 64 LAN party

  1. Darcy Casselman says:

    Oh, sure, everybody likes a good snark, but you know you wouldn’t have posted this if it wasn’t as awesome as it obviously is.

    Even if they’ll never have sex, these guys are my heroes.

  2. MarlboroTestMonkey7 says:

    These folks are practically steampunkers.

  3. SuperMario__Galaxy says:

    I think things like this are great.

    At least these people have a passion.

  4. John Brownlee says:

    Oh, it is absolutely great, and I love these guys. Still, I have to fun them for being such (albeit wonderful) dorks.

  5. John Brownlee says:

    Oh, it is absolutely great, and I love these guys. Still, I have to fun them for being such (albeit wonderful) dorks.

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