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. By Andy Smith | April 13, 2012 -- 05:54 GMT (22:54 PDT) Previous | Next Image 8 of 13 Here's what the latest version of the C64 looks like (and a gallery). Topics: Hardware, CXO Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.