Ancient home PC the Commodore Vic 20 is about to enter the world of social notworking.
Apparently all you need to do to a Twitter is a brain the size of a 1.02MHz processor and 5KB of RAM, which explains the Twits we get.
The machine first appeared in 1980 and was killed off in 1985.
Now the Personal Computer Museum in Brantford, in the US is to use one to send out tweets.
According to the Museum it will make history on Saturday, February 20, with Twitter and the Commodore VIC-20.
At 11 am the museum plans to power up a cassette-tape-based Twitter program, dubbed Tweetver, to run on the VIC-20.
Once it’s up and running, the museum will send out the first tweet from the device. The goal, according to the museum, is to create “history” and “put one of the lowest-powered personal computers” onto Twitter.
It is not as simple as it sounds. Computers today have 419,430 times the memory power and 3,000 times the speed of the VIC-20. There are not many phones on the market that run as slowly as the VIC-20.