• Judland's Commodore Blog

  • by judland

These are the ramblings of a happy Commodore computer user since 1983. I cover topics on both the C64 and C128, reviewing my favorite games and applications, as well as share some of my favorite memories from the 8-bit era. If you'd like to read more, you can visit my blog at: https://www.my64.in.nf -or- https://www.my128.in.nf


I have a trivia question:

Was the VIC 20 the first PC to use a "home key"?

Was the Commodore VIC 20 the first home computer to use a home key with the company logo on it?

From what I've been able to find on the Internet, I think it was. Anyone know of a home PC using a "home key" before Commodore began to use one?

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judland 8/10/2012

Nope. I guess it wasn't Commodore (nor Apple) the first to have a key on the keyboard with their logo on it. From looking at photos on old-computers.com, I see that the Atari 400 had a "home key". And according to the web site, it was released in 1979.