Sad news today. Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore International and computer legend has passed away at the age of 83, according to Forbes. After surviving imprisonment at Auschwitz during WWII Tramiel went on to lead an aspiring life. Probably best know for Commodore International, and in the gaming community at large.
Between typewriters, calculators, and gaming systems like the Atari many might not known Jack Tramiel’s name, but he was a legend that produced some iconic products like the Commodore 64 back in the 80’s. Here’s a great quote by Martin Goldberg, a writer on the Atari brand:
Jack Tramiel was an immense influence in the consumer electronics and computing industries. A name once uttered in the same vein as Steve Jobs is today, his journey from concentration camp survivor to captain of industry is the stuff of legends.”
Jack’s love for technology and his aggressive business practices we can thank for driving down the price of personal computers during the 80’s, and made them what they are today. His legacy will continue forever. Tramiel is survived by his wife, three sons, and their families.
[via The Verge]