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Jim Butterfield Commodore 64 Training Tape - FULL Length C64 Home Video from 1983


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Let JIM BUTTERFIELD instruct you on the C64! This 1983 video provides 14 lessons about the Commodore 64 from Games and Simulations to graphics to how to load a program. The video is presented by the legend Jim Butterfield, a well-known "Goodtime Charlie" who became an icon of the Commodore world. Jim Butterfield authored several books and articles about early microcomputers, wrote software, and was a television personality as well. Enjoy:

 

 

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5 hours ago, Justin said:

Let JIM BUTTERFIELD instruct you on the C64! This 1983 video provides 14 lessons about the Commodore 64 from Games and Simulations to graphics to how to load a program. The video is presented by the legend Jim Butterfield, a well-known "Goodtime Charlie" who became an icon of the Commodore world. Jim Butterfield authored several books and articles about early microcomputers, wrote software, and was a television personality as well. Enjoy:

Now that is whacky - literally watched this exact video last night - and while there is a fair amount of rudimentary material, there is some valuable information for the intermediate C64 user.

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3 hours ago, RobertLM78 said:

Now that is whacky - literally watched this exact video last night

That's wild!

 

3 hours ago, RobertLM78 said:

and while there is a fair amount of rudimentary material, there is some valuable information for the intermediate C64 user.

Absolutely! I think even today it's worthwhile for C64 novices and intermediate users to enjoy this video. He's knowledgable and interesting to watch.

 

Here's a tribute to Jim Butterfield from a colleague that was made shortly after he passed away:

 

 

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8 hours ago, RobertLM78 said:

Cool...!  Thanks for sharing that. B)

I think it's really cool that not only are these old computers living on forever, so is the influence of the forward-thinking early adopters, living and past, who were enthusiastic about the computer age and remain a great part of our community today. 

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On 2/18/2022 at 10:48 AM, Justin said:

I think it's really cool that not only are these old computers living on forever, so is the influence of the forward-thinking early adopters, living and past, who were enthusiastic about the computer age and remain a great part of our community today. 

Agreed...!  And such an environment as we're likely to never see again.  So many possibilities and directions things could have taken.

I found this off the cuff production from 1988 and thought it a riot:

 

 

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