First Tweet sent to Twitter on VIC-20

Twitter iconThe Personal Computer Museum is proud to make history on Saturday, February 20, 2010 with Twitter and the Commodore VIC-20. You too can be part of history as we put one of the lowest powered personal computers onto the Internet, and more specifically, with Twitter. The software is on cassette tape and runs on an un-expanded VIC-20 with only 5K of RAM. To put this in perspective, an average PC today runs at 3Ghz and contains 4 or more gigabytes of RAM. That means the average computer today has 419,430 times the memory power and at least 3000 times the speed of the VIC-20!

You can read more about the tweeting VIC-20 here.

4 thoughts on “First Tweet sent to Twitter on VIC-20

  1. That’s pretty cool. I do recall that there’s a Twitter program for the C64 out too, although given this is the predecessor of the C64, it makes it all the more impressive. I wonder if any other computers or devices with less power could be used to send a tweet…

  2. Im sure there are many other lower spec machines that can do it. If it has a serial port and some kind of terminal emulation, you could connect via some kind of UNIX host.

    Will ask my mate to try it on his Altair! 🙂

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