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Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013

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Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013

It’s the time of the year again that we reflect on the news and the events that made the headlines over the past 12 months. Every major newspaper and TV show have some documentary or extra edition dedicated to last year’s big events, whether it was the facebook IPO, the discovery of the Higgs particle, […]

August 1982, the world gets to buy the C64

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August 1982, the world gets to buy the C64

January 1982 is a date that’s written in bold in computing history books as it was then that the C64 was first shown to the world at the Vegas CES. With all the buzz about this new awesome machine that Commodore was going to release, and this was just shortly after the success of the […]

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 […]

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The Commodore Basics

With the developer preview of Microsoft’s OS, Windows 8 available for download, I looked back at Commodore’s history of its prime OS: Basic. Did it get to “8” as well? Why was there Basic in the Commodore machines and was it any good? Let’s start with the last question. Yes, it was “good”, in the […]

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 […]

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Learning the trade from Commodore

With the iPad unleashed onto the world, and consumers in Europe more than happy to still pay a ridiculous amount of money for the iPhone (just compare it with the prices in the US), one starts to think what strategic genious Steve Jobs must be. Sure, he’s playing his cards right, but haven’t we seen […]