Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Feb 2008 19:58 UTC
Amiga & AROS Ars has published part VI in their series of articles on the history of the Amiga. "When a corporation is bleeding money, often the only way to save it is to drastically lower fixed expenses by firing staff. Commodore had lost over USD 300 million between September 1985 and March 1986, and over USD 21 million in March alone. Commodore's new CEO, Thomas Rattigan, was determined to stop the bleeding."
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Rattigan & Commodore
by hauger on Mon 11th Feb 2008 22:55 UTC
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I don't get it either. The Ars article goes on to say how bad things were, and how successful Rattigan was at turning things around in such a short period (one year: March 86 to March 87). You have to figure there was some outstanding and epic personality conflicts to turf such a fiscally successful CEO. It would have been nice to see this expanded on a bit.

One other thing that gets me....I'm a bit into the history of computers/technology. It drives me nuts that most documentaries/publications attribute Apple as the founding fathers of the personal computer, and that the PC industry consisted of (1) Apple, (2) IBM, (3) Microsoft, and oh yeah...there were some other guys maybe too. It's good to see Ars give Commodore (and the Amiga) it's due.

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