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  • by Ian Matthews
  • August 1, 2016
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Jack Tramiel – A Tough Man For A Tough Job From Commodore to Atari

Added to Commodore.ca August 1st 2016 Originally published by Newsweek magazine, July 16, 1984 Jack Tramiel has always whipped through the personal-computer market at microchip speed. Following his January exit from Commodore International, a company he had helped found, he lined up a low-cost computer-assembly line in the Far East and raised $75 million in […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • November 17, 2018
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What is Telecomputing – 1983

Telecomputing – Compute! September 1983 Telecomputing Today Reproduced April 18, 2002 with permission from Tom Halfhill Tom R Halfhill, Features Editor Compute! Sept 1983 (Available at www.halfhill.com in 2018) Many futurists believe that someday telecomputing will be the primary use for home computers -an integral part of every modem household. You’ve probably already heard the predictions about […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • November 17, 2018
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Computers Using The MOS 6502 CPU

This is a list of most of the branded computers using the legendary Commodore Semiconductor Group / MOS 6502 processor.  If you are interested in this list, you are likely interested in these for articles: MOS – The Rise of MOS Technology & The 6502 The New 6500 CPU’s The Legendary Chuck Peddle, Inventor of […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • November 11, 2018
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Commodore Executive Rift Denied As Tramiel Quits – New York Times

By DAVID E. SANGERJAN. 16, 1984 The chairman of Commodore International Ltd. denied yesterday that a dispute with directors had led to the unexpected resignation late Friday of Jack Tramiel, Commodore’s hard- driving and mercurial founder. ”Jack has been working unceasingly here, and he was just tired,” Irving Gould, the chairman, said in a telephone interview. […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • November 10, 2018
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The Crazy Story of How Irving Gould Ended Up Owning and Killing Commodore

Written by Ian Matthews November 10 2018 Irving Gould was the money man behind Commodore and while he was very rich he was not very famous.  The way Gould was introduced to Commodore and subsequently took it over is a wild one. In the 1960’s Commodore was manufacturing typewriters and by 1965 founder and CEO […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • November 10, 2018
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JACK TRAMIEL DECLARES WAR! on Commodore

From Atari ANTIC VOL. 3, NO. 10 / FEBRUARY 1985 3 Enhanced 800XLs in ’85? by JAMES CAPPARELL, MIKE CIRAOLO, NAT FRIEDLAND and GARY YOST “When I get depressed, I watch the ‘Patton’ movie.  I believe in that.  I don’t think you can sit on your butt.  You have to know who your competitor is-who […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • October 29, 2018
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In 1984 Amiga Was The Only Good News

At the end of 1984 a small startup named Amiga Inc has developed some amazing technology but is near bankruptcy.  Amiga took a one month, $1M loan from the new owner of Atari, Jack Tramiel.  He tried to use the loan as a wedge to buy the company for $.98 per share.  Just two days before Amiga had […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • October 29, 2018
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In 1984 Amiga Was The Only Good News

In 1984 Amiga Was The Only Good News At the end of 1984 a small startup named Amiga Inc has developed some amazing technology but is near bankruptcy.  Amiga took a one month, $1M loan from the new owner of Atari, Jack Tramiel.  He tried to use the loan as a wedge to buy the company for $.98 […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • April 12, 2014
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Chuck Peddle – Father of the Personal Computer: Brief History

Chuck Peddle The Inventor of the Personal Computer Reproduced March 31 2002 with permission from Marko Mäkelä of funet.fi Tandon / JTS / Celetron chronology at the end of this article added Oct 4, 2003 by Ian Matthews Chuck Peddle got the idea of developing a personal computer. It should be a closed system that […]

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