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Unhappy RIP Jack Tramiel - 04-10-2012, 15:14 | posts: 9,098 | Location: UK

As title, aged 83, condolences to all family and friends.

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One of the major pioneers in the PC industry, Jack Tramiel who was perhaps best known for being the founder of Commodore has died at 83 years of age on Sunday. Jack's history prior to and beyond Commodore's inception is quite an inspiring one. He was born in Poland in 1928 to a Jewish family and survived the Auschwitz concentration camp after which he then immigrated to the U.S. in 1947.
http://vr-zone.com/articles/founder-...-83/15507.html

I had a Commodore 64, then i got the Amiga 500, followed by the 1200, them were the days.
   
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Default 04-10-2012, 15:29 | posts: 10,483 | Location: United kingdom

Without reading that link i think this man was the Brains behind the 16bit computer the Atari ST and Warner group or was it his son Sam,i cant remember.

R.I.P. to one of the most important developers in the Revolution of gaming be it Hardware and Software..hence the Atari 2600 which spawned many many imitators,none which surpassed the original.

The Tramiel family played a massive role in developing the industry to what it is today,definitely one of the industrys key players regarding the blueprinted testing ground for what we have today.

Respect and R.I.P.
   
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Default 04-10-2012, 15:51 | posts: 1,029 | Location: Somewhere in Scotland

Spent many happy hours playing Klax on the Commodore 64.
Thanks Jack, and may you rest in peace.
   
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Default 04-10-2012, 18:31 | posts: 11,364 | Location: England

Rip.
   
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Default 04-10-2012, 18:46 | posts: 2,455 | Location: Novi Sad, Serbia

A great one. R. I. P.
   
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