Back in 1980 we decided to get a computer for the household. We wanted something for gaming but also that could do other things. Attachment 55484This is the Commodore Vic 20 it had a 6502 processor and 16K of memory and used a tape for storage and had a 20 column wide screen support for letters. Cost in 1980 $300. The device in the top right hand part of the picture is a 3rd party memory expansion and a vidio expansion that gave you 80 columns and an additional 16K of RAM. I contracted and wrote a word processing program for the company that made the expansion card (Data 20 out of Laguna Hills) in 6502 assembler. I made $1000 for the program. I later wrote programs for other folks in 6800 assembler, 8080 and Z-80 assembler. Believe it or not this unit still runs.
Oh BTW This unit still runs