If you are as old as me you probably remember the Commodore 64, if you aren’t that old you still would have come across one at some point in your life, well the person that founded that great machine was Jack Tramiel, a polish born businessman who founded the company Commodore International and is responsible for the Commodore 64, 128, Amiga and many others passed away today aged 83.

Curt Vendel the Atari Museum founder had these few but great words to say ab0ut the great man that Jack Tramiel was:

“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.”

There is no doubt in my mind that Tramiel will be greatly missed by the entire gaming and tech community and our condolences go out to his family.

Let us know some of your memories of Jack Tramiel and his Commodore International brand, did you have a commodore when you were young? Drop us a comment below.

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