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    Commodore founder and former Atari owner Jack Tramiel passes away

    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 1984 purchase of Atari Inc.'s post-crash consumer division from Warner.

    Tramiel helped (re)revive Atari by starting a computer business there, launching the Atari ST and other desktop computers alongside new video game hardware like the Atari 7800 and Lynx.
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    I read this on Flipboard this morning. He was a true pioneer in the personal computing industry and was responsible for some terrific products (though some of them never hit any sort of critical mass, and a few stinkers...) I had a C64 and an Atari ST-520 and a Jaguar handheld. Bad timing, market fallout and a few poor business decisions at critical points kept him from being as recognized as the founders of Apple.
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    sounds like he led a pretty crazy life with being rescued from a labour camp and all, RIP.



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    Quote Originally Posted by [DT] View Post
    Bad timing, market fallout and a few poor business decisions at critical points kept him from being as recognized as the founders of Apple.
    could you please elaborate ?
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