R.I.P.: Computing Pioneer Jack Tramiel

Computer Legend and Gaming Pioneer Jack Tramiel Dies at Age 83

This is how it was back in the early 1980s.

Apple was cool, but Commodore was affordable.

I have no shame in saying that my first computer, a Commodore-64, was bought at a toy store, Toys R Us, for only $200.

Jack Tramiel made that possible.

And when I couldn’t afford the Macintosh, he was there selling the Atari ST.

Thank you, Jack Tramiel.

Rest in peace.

Previously here:
A Reminder: Change Is Non-Linear

Previously elsewhere:

I Miss Jack Tramiel
Is The Asus EeePC The New Commodore-64?

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2 responses to “R.I.P.: Computing Pioneer Jack Tramiel

  1. RIP. Absolutely. My second and third computers were the C64 and C128 Commodores. I thought I was in heaven. Done a lot of basic programming on those. Had more fun than really should have been allowed. Now Jack is in heaven. You done good.

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