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The Commodore VIC-20 (known as the VC-20 in Germany and the VIC-1001 in Japan) is an 8-it home computer that was sold by Commodore Business Machines. The VIC-20 was announced in 1980, roughlyVIC 20 02 three years after Commodore's first personal computer, the PET. The VIC-20 was the first computer of any description to sell one million units. It was described as "one of the first anti-spectatorial, non-esoteric computers by design...no longer relegated to hobbyist/enthusiasts or those with money, the computer Commodore developed was the computer of the future."

VIC 20 04The VIC-20 was called VC-20 in Germany because the pronunciation of VIC with a German accent sounds like the German expletives "fick" or "wichsen". The term VC was marketed as though it were an abbreviation of VolksComputer ("people's computer," similar to Volkswagen and Volksempfänger).

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