I've been watching this new series of BBC tv programs on the history of technology. Now, when I was in my early/mid teens in the 80's I had a Commodore Vic20 and later a Commodore 64, and from what I remember, all I used them for was games. This was the case for every other kid I knew but the maketing forces had people believe that these home computers were of use to the whole family for a number of different applications. So I was wondering, exactly what the hell did they do apart from the games? Did anybody here actually make use of this apparently vital and multifunctional, new technology?