Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Jack Tramiel is dead

Jack Tramiel passed away on Sunday, 08/04/2012. This is a little news that you may have missed. In case you wonder, he was the man said to be behind the commodore 64 and in case you still wonder, the commodore 64 was one of the first computer for personal use and a big hit at that time. On a side note, it was also my first computer. If you think about Steve Jobs as a pioneer (which I think he was), please also think about Jack Tramiel as one. He did think about the computer as something people would be able to use for private purposes at a time people thought of them only on a research perspective. Without Steve Jobs, no tablets ? Well, without Jack Tramiel we may not have had personal computers either (please note this is just a comparison, I do believe that both computers and tablets would have come to the private market, even without those two persons).
And for the nostalgics of the commodore 64, please note that this computer has made his comeback: http://www.commodoreusa.net/CUSA_C64.aspx (this is old news, but you may have missed it too)

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