Takeaway: Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, remembers tech pioneer and Commodore founder Jack Tramiel in an interview with Gina Smith. Tech pros who cut their teeth on early systems like the Commodore 64 and the Atari Series computers weigh in on how those early systems got them in the biz. Tramiel, 83, has died.
Jack Tramiel, the tech revolutionary and Holocaust Auschwitz concentration camp survivor who brought the Commodore 64 and Amiga Series computers to the world in the early and mid 1980s, has died at 83.
Those two computing lines were prescient in that, unlike efforts from Apple and IBM at the time, Tramiel wanted a computer for the “masses” and targeted home rather than business users. The systems were far ahead of their time in many ways.
In 1975, Wozniak and the late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs tried to get a few thousand dollars from Commodore as Wozniak was designing the Apple II, which he said was ... MORE at Tech Republic ... and here's our coverage at aNewDomain.net