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Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful … that’s what matters to me.” – Wall Street Journal 1993 Thanks Steve for all the wonders you’ve given us… you will be missed… A small tribute to the “man that made Apple(s)”

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Steve Jobs, the man that made Apple(s)

Steve Jobs, who suffered from failing health and had previously taken several medical leaves of absence, this week decided to step down as CEO of the Cupertino giant.  Next to Google taking over Motorola, it’s the biggest computing news this month. “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no […]

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 […]

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A rainy weekend, so let’s watch a movie

With the weather forecast being not too promising for the weekend, why not make yourself comfortable and stay in and watch a movie? As a “geek”, an excellent choice would be “Pirates of Silicon Valley”.  No, no Johnny Depp in this one, but an interesting movie depicting the early days of Microsoft and Apple and […]

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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 […]