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Commodore Legends: Bil Herd

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Commodore Legends: Bil Herd

It’s been a while now since the last interview in the Commodore Legends series, but today, I have a treat for all the Commodore fans out there: an interview with the man who brought us the Commodore C128: Bil Herd! Bil is still very active in the scene, posting videos and articles on his site […]

Commodore Legends: Petro Tyschtschenko

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Commodore Legends: Petro Tyschtschenko

The next person to be featured in our “Commodore Legends” Hall of Fame is perhaps a name that doesn’t ring a bell for many of you. But when I say that he is the man that saved the Amiga when Commodore went bankrupt, the name Petro Tyschtschenko will probably spring to mind. Starting with Commodore […]

A small tribute to a great man

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A small tribute to a great man

It’s been a sad week, with the news of the passing of Jack Tramiel, one of the greatest computer pioneers. The tributes to Jack have been huge and newspapers and sites have been reporting on the news all week long. I didn’t want to do another write-up of the amazing life of one of my […]

Jack Tramiel 1928 – 2012

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Jack Tramiel 1928 – 2012

“Computers for the masses, not the classes” Words cannot describe the feeling I had when I read the report on Forbes that Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore and one of the most important people in computer history died last Sunday, aged 83. My thoughts are now with his family who are going through this tough […]

Commodore Legends: Dave Haynie – Part II

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Commodore Legends: Dave Haynie – Part II

Today’s article concludes the interview with Dave Haynie, Commodore’s whiz on the C128 and Amiga.  I’ll be discussing the projects Dave did when he was at Metabox and Fortele, and ask him in what sense Commodore has had an impact on his life and career.  So, enjoy today’s Friday Commodore with Commodore Legend: Dave Haynie! […]

Commodore Legends: Dave Haynie – Part I

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Commodore Legends: Dave Haynie – Part I

When we talk about the C128 and Amiga, one name pops up every time: that of Commodore whiz Dave Haynie. It is thus only fitting that after last month’s interview with Michael Tomczyk, giving us some great insights on marketing at Commodore and the success of the VIC 20 system, we now invite Dave to […]

Commodore Legends: Michael Tomczyk – Part II

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Commodore Legends: Michael Tomczyk – Part II

Last Wednesday, you could read how Michael’s career started at Commodore and how the VIC 20 came about.  Today, in part II of the interview with Commodore legend Michael Tomczyk we’ll learn more about Michael’s current career and look back at some of the happiest and saddest moments at Commodore. Robby: How have your years […]

Commodore Legends: Michael Tomczyk – Part I

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Commodore Legends: Michael Tomczyk – Part I

Commodore was a legendary company with legendary employees. The company, built by Jack Tramiel had geniuses on the technological side like Chuck Peddle, Al Charpentier, … and featured bold pioneers on the side of management and marketing, like Michael Tomczyk, Kit Spencer, … In this series, I will be talking to some of these computing […]