Commodore founder Jack Tramiel died this week. His legacy of computers for the people and dreams for a better future live on.
Violet Blue unapologetically covers the intersection of tech trends and media stories about corruption, hypocrisy and redemption from tech's fault line, San Francisco.
Violet Blue is the author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy. She contributes to ZDNet, CNET, CBS News, and SF Appeal.
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