Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore computers, dies at 83

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by easymon1, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore computers, dies at 83

    The company introduced its first low-cost PC, the Commodore PET, in 1977, with its two models selling for $595 and $795. It was followed by the Commodore VIC-20 in 1980. And in 1982 came the hugely popular Commodore 64, a best-seller that initially sold for $595 and quickly dropped to $199.

    "Jack Tramiel is really the man who brought the average person into the computer industry," said Michael S. Malone, a Silicon Valley historian and author.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-jack-tramiel-20120412,0,2818132.story
     
  2. Commodore Vs Atari, and they both lost.

    Remember visiting the Commodore offices, think it was in PA, to view their top secret Laptop computer. Dont think it ever got off the ground.