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Jack Tramiel, the founder of Commodore International, a company best known for manufacturing the Commodore 64, passed away yesterday at the age of 83.
Tramiel formed Commodore International in 1982, which released, among other things, the Commodore 64, Commodore 128, and Commodore Amiga. He also founded the Atari Corporation in 1984 after purchasing Atari Inc.'s Consumer Division from Warner.
Another genius - lost.
My thoughts are with his family, and thank you Mr. Tramiel for helping to expand an industry I love.
I never played a Commodore system but Rest In Peace.
I used to own one of those C64s (favorite game: Street Rod), also had a Plus/4 prior to that.
That's sad to hear. My dad gave me his old Commodore 64 when I was 7 years old and I learned a lot about BASIC programming on it. It was a great machine in its day.
R.I.P, may you take your place among other gaming legends above.
Sad news. I actually watched an AVGN video last night and he briefly mentioned him on the Swordquest video. R.I.P.
I think that it is only fitting to notice that his name is only a very short step from Tamriel. In my own little world, I shall consider it an homage to greatness.
A real trailblazer and progenitor of a beloved industry, his achievements have shined on through the generations. Wish I still had my Commodore 64.
Also, I must be playing too much of the Elder Scrolls games, because I read that as Jack Tamriel. Coincidence? Maybe not, considering he was such a luminary in the business. What a great honor that would be.
Man, that sad. Rest in peace, man. You deserved it. Good job, Jack!
It's always sad to hear someone passed away, even if we know that thousands do every day. May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones.
May you rest in peace~
Respect and RIP