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Geek Fact for June 3rd

In 1984, Commodore made two additions to their line of computers.

The Plus/4 – originally called the 264 – was released for $300. The “Plus/4″ name refers to the four-application ROM resident office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, database, and graphing).

Learn more about the Plus/4 at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_Plus/4

The Commodore 16 or TED-16 looked like a Commodore 64 with 16KB of RAM. It was called the “Learning Machine” and often sold for $99. It was intended to compete with other sub-$100 computers from Timex Corporation, Mattel, and Texas Instruments.

Learn more about the Commodore 16 at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_16

About the author - Judy Novotny
Judy is a computer veteran with 30 years of experience. She has owned everything from a TRS-80, Apple IIe and various Windows-based PCs. She is currently living in her Apple ecosystem at home consisting of an iPhone, iPad, iMac, MacBook, Apple TV, iPod nano and two Time Capsules. She is a fan of all things mobile since she got her first Palm Pilot in 1999. Check out her iPad app, Number Wizard, in the App Store. Follow her on Twitter @junovotech, Facebook, or Junovo.com.

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