Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 2nd Sep 2006 19:43 UTC, submitted by Saad
Amiga & AROS The Amiga changed the computer industry. It was based on a multitasking operating system, rivaled the graphics power of some workstations and was affordable enough for home users. Unfortunately, Commodore struggled to maintain Amiga's lead, and through a number of bizarre business decisions (refusing to license the Amiga design to Sun), went bankrupt. Read about the history of the Commodore Amiga at Low End Mac.
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RE: Huh?
by PLan on Sat 2nd Sep 2006 21:18 UTC in reply to "Huh?"
PLan
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2006-01-10

I think the Tramiel culture caused Commodore to be really cheap and really conservaitve and really cocky. I wonder what he does now?

Apparently -

... Jack Tramiel is now retired and living in Monte Sereno, California, with his wife Helen, who he married in 1947 shortly after his immigration from Poland. They have three sons : Sam (born 1950), Leonard (born 1955 or 1956), and Garry (born 1959 or 1960). The Tramiels also have several grandchildren.

Jack Tramiel is also an active member of the Anti-Defamation League. His son Sam is a Vice Chair of the ADL regional board in California.

It is rumored (though several former employees have claimed to have seen it) that Jack has a large gold and stainless steel sword from Atari's SwordQuest contest in his living room. It was not awarded because the contest was cancelled after the company's sale, due to an apparent lack of interest among gamers and corporate staff. ...


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Tramiel

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