A tribute to Jack Tramiel, father of Commodore 64 (gallery)

A tribute to Jack Tramiel, father of Commodore 64 (gallery)

Summary: Jack Tramiel was the king of the computer industry in the 1980s when the market for home computers first took off.

TOPICS: Hardware, CXO

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  • The Atari-130XE which was announced in 1985 was the last of the 8-bit computer series. It came with 128KB of RAM.

  • The Atari Lynx was the first color gaming handheld and was released in 1989 for a price of $179. Nintendo's GameBoy was released at about the same time and although it was black and white, its price tag of $99 took a bite out of Lynx sales.

  • The last gasp of Atari was the the first 64-bit gaming system - Jaguar - released in 1993. It proved to be a commercial failure. Jack sold Atari 1996 and retired to Monte Sereno, California.

    Source: Evan-Amos

Topics: Hardware, CXO

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  • Heck of a life

    Never thought about his life.
    He experienced a lot.
    I remember working on commercial equipment with the old 6800 chip.
    Way way back when.
  • Atari 520 ST

    Boy, the Atari ST sure brings back memory. Even todays PC doesn't have such a nice design