I am a lover of all things retro:
In my humble opinion, the Commodore 64 was and still is one of the best 8-bit computers ever developed.
Other computers came close in their own ways. The Apple ][ was widely distributed and known. It also strived to meet the needs of it’s users in similar ways.
I had my first Commodore 64 in 1982, and it was revolutionary. Playing video games, programming, and learning about the hardware were the foundations of my learning about computers and all things tech.
I am thankful to have grown up when I did at such a pivotal time in the tech world. Back when computers were very accessible to those really appreciated what was under the cover.