It was just brought to my attention (thanks C64.com) that there is a Twitter client that will run on a Commodore 64 and also a Commodore 128 computer. It’s called BREADBOX64:

BREADBOX64 Logo

BREADBOX64 is a twitter client for the C64/128 which allows you to tweet from a real C64 and show your friends timeline. It uses Contiki, a very nice embedded OS, and the MMC Replay cartridge with the RR-Net add on for the physical connection to the internet.

After researching this a little bit, with BREADBOX64 you can post status messages and view your friends timeline which refreshes every two minutes.

To use BREADBOX64, there are just a few things that need to happen:

  1. After starting you provide your twitter username and password separated by a colon.
  2. After pressing enter, the timeline is retrieved and shown.
  3. At the bottom of the screen there is an input field for you to type aq status message.
  4. Pressing enter will post that message to twitter.

Sounds pretty easy. To find out more, check out this post by Johan Van den Brande.

If you use Twitter, be sure to follow the Commodore Computer Club and Users Group of Vancouver, WA – USA and as us to your friends list.

Thanks again C64.com for the heads up on this awesome piece of Commodore 64 technology.

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