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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RE[5]: Don't feel sad
by kovacm on Thu 12th Apr 2012 09:29 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Don't feel sad"
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call him as you like but he was major person that made personal computer revolution possible and widespread ;)

and innovator was Jack's chef engineer Shiraz Shivji. He, with 5 other engineers, design ST in 6 months: ST had 10% faster CPU, 30% bigger resolution, DMA 10Mbit/s port, 4 x more memory and cost 2.5 LESS than original Mac which was designed for 3-4 years... at the end, ST could run Mac software, just faster and in bigger resolution ;)

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RE[6]: Don't feel sad
by tylerdurden on Thu 12th Apr 2012 19:35 in reply to "RE[5]: Don't feel sad"
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To be fair, there were definitively more than 5 people involved in the design of the ST ;-)

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