Twitter from your Commodore 64

No, really, you can send a tweet from a 20-year-old computer.

Breadbox64
Johan Van den Brande

I use Twitter. A lot. Twitterfon is likely the most-used app on my iPhone. I have a Twitter widget in my MacBook's dashboard. And Twitter itself is one of my browser's home tabs. I make sure I've got a Twitter client of some sort on all of my devices.

Now, thankfully, I can tweet from my Commodore 64 using the adorable app called Breadbox 64 (yes, guys can say "adorable"). Of course, your Commodore needs an Internet connection, but as developer Johan Van den Brande points out, it's all very doable. In a post on his site, the Belgian engineer gives a step-by-step and even offers the app for free download.

Not only does Breadbox 64 allow you to tweet, it also lets you access your friend feed, as well as individual friends' timelines. And, of course, Van den Brande also has details on the hardware, like the MMC plug-in ethernet adapter, as well as various screenshots. It looks pretty awesome.

Sadly, I don't really have a Commodore at home. But if someone can get Twitter running on a Texas Instruments TI-99/4A, I'd be a very happy guy.

About the author

    With more than 15 years experience testing hardware (and being obsessed with it), Crave freelance writer Matt Hickey can tell the good gadgets from the great. He also has a keen eye for future technology trends. Matt has blogged for publications including TechCrunch, CrunchGear, and most recently, Gizmodo. Matt is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CBS Interactive. E-mail Matt.

     

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