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
by umlcat on Tue 10th Apr 2012 01:06 UTC
umlcat
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2011-12-12

Togheter with Tandy, I learn programming with a Commodore 64.

I learn assembler with those, in high school, and it was more easy that the one that came with Intel processors. And the "sprites", making easy to develop own games.

Its make me weird, remember, that most of my coworkers, even my same age, learn to program in windows, not even D.O.S., while some of us, learn in high school, when there wasn't D.O.S.

As I read, in a related web article, Its sad we know more about Jobs or Gates than this guy.

Edited 2012-04-10 01:08 UTC

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Don't feel sad
by gus3 on Tue 10th Apr 2012 03:01 in reply to "Sad"
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2010-09-02

He valued what privacy he could get. He was perfectly comfortable with the world knowing less about him than about Jobs and Gates.

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RE: Don't feel sad
by leech on Tue 10th Apr 2012 03:13 in reply to "Don't feel sad"
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2006-01-10

He valued what privacy he could get. He was perfectly comfortable with the world knowing less about him than about Jobs and Gates.


That's because the true innovators were all quiet types that loved to tinker. Generally socially awkward as well.

Jobs and Gates weren't really the innovators that people like Wozniak, Jay Miner were (well are in Woz's case). They were all about the money. Cha-Ching!

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