Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Apr 2012 19:51 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Very sad news indeed. Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore International and the man behind Atari, has passed away this past weekend. At 83, he passed away, surrounded by family and friends. People like this don't come in dozens, so we lost one of the great men of computing.
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Sad news indeed
by Kaj-de-Vos on Mon 9th Apr 2012 20:30 UTC
Kaj-de-Vos
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Jack Tramiel crossed over from Commodore to Atari very shortly after my father thought we should have a computer and we bought an Atari 800XL. We were shocked, first to hear that we had bought from a bankrupt company, and then at how Tramiel slashed the prices. :-) It was a rough introduction to how the computer industry worked, and how my coming years would be. But when he introduced the Atari ST line, I thought it was the most beautiful looking computer ever made, and the corresponding XE line only slightly less so. I still do, so thanks for that, and for keeping Atari alive another decade.

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