8Bit Generation is a documentary that features over 60 interviews with the people involved in the personal computer revolution, including previously unreleased talks with Commodore founder Jack Tramiel, engineer Chuck Peddle, game developer Richard Garriott. Show More Summary
Jack Tramiel may be the father of the Commodore 64—the best-selling computer of all time—but he was never into PR campaigns. “Tramiel sold tens of millions of computers and really changed the marketplace, but he’s relatively obscure....Show More Summary
Jack Tramiel passed away earlier this year. If the name doesn't ring a bell, then you might know him as the man who helped revolutionize the computer industry, ushering in the Commodore 64 into millions of homes. In the wake of his passing, Tramiel's own house is now on the market for a whopping 11.9 million. More »
Jack Tramiel died this week at 83 and that means I missed my chance to know the guy. People have complained in the past that my work ignores Commodore, which Tramiel founded, and Atari, which he took over after leaving Commodore following a fight with chairman Irving Gould. That’s a fair criticism. I haven’t written [...]
Jack Tramiel’s Commodore 64 was my first computer, and I’ve got a lot of company.
Here’s a collection of the best stories featured on GamesBeat the last seven days. With all the PAX East 2012 previews and downloadable game reviews hitting, this was a busy week. Among the news, Commodore founder Jack Tramiel passed away …
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I, Cringely Jack Tramiel died this week at 83 and that means I missed my chance to know the guy. People have complained in the past that my work ignores Commodore, which Tramiel founded, and Atari, which he took over after leaving Commodore following a fight with chairman Irving Gould. That’s a fair criticism. I haven’t written [...] Robert X. Cringely
"We need to build computers for the masses, not the classes" — Jack Tramiel [Mercury News]
Jack Tramiel, the antithesis of Steve Jobs, has died. Tramiel was the founder of Commodore. Unlike Jobs, Tramiel believed that computers should be utilitarian and cheap, disregarding elegant design or attention to detail—like the legendary Commodore 64. More »
Computer industry pioneer Jack Tramiel has passed away at the age of 83.
Jack Tramiel, the founder of Commodore, died Sunday at the age of 83, Forbes reports. The company’s cheap computers, especially the Commodore 64, introduced many households in the 1980s to computing. Born in 1928 in Poland to a Jewish family, he ended up in the Auschwitz concentration camp before the Allies...Continue Reading on Walyou
(CC-BY) Axel Tregoning. (CC-BY) Marcin Wichary. Jack Tramiel, who died this week, had as deep an impact on computer music for the everyday musician as just about any computing industry pioneer. While Jobs, Woz, Moore, Grove, and Gates get a lot of the attention, Tramiel’s legacy was in making computing affordable and accessible. As such, … Continue ?
Auschwitz survivor who built best-selling PC Obituary The founder of Commodore, one of the driving forces in the early history of the personal computers, has died at the age of 83.…
image credit Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore International, has died aged 83. Tramiel was born as Jacek Trzmiel in Poland. In 1954 he founded the Commodore Portable Typewriter Company in Toronto, Canada. In 1955, the company was formally incorporated as Commodore Business Machines. Show More Summary
Jack Tramiel, the founder of Commodore, passed away at the weekend. He was 83 years old. Tramiel is best known to gamers for founding legendary home computer maker Commodore, and for creating the Commodore 64 and Commodore Amiga. But...Show More Summary
Computer and video game industry pioneer Jack Tramiel died today at the age of 83, his family reported. Tramiel, a Holocaust survivor, is best known for two achievements in the industry: the founding of Commodore International and the...Show More Summary
Commodore International founder Jack Tramiel passed away on Sunday at the age of 83.
Another technology visionary has passed on. Jack Tramiel, the founder of Commodore Business Machines, has died at the age of 83. The driving force behind one of the best-selling home computer systems in history, Tramiel was a pioneer in creating affordable hardware for the everyday consumer that still possessed enough horsepower to push the envelope. [...]
The founder of Commodore was the anti-Steve Jobs -- and did as much as anyone else to make computers accessible to ordinary people.