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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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The radioactive Commodore

In 1984, September to be precise, the nuclear power plant in Hameln an der Weser (Germany), went into operation.  Concerns about the safety of the surrounding country-side, lead to a project being initiated, run by the Environmental Protection Agency, to start the independent measurement of the radiation, generated by the power plant in its surroundings. […]

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Life after Facebook…

Have you ever tried to hit the “deactivate” button on your Facebook account?  Never really dared to push the button and see what happens? I have to admit, it does feel a bit like walking near the edge of a cliff… but pressing the button does not immediately deactivate your account – it brings you to […]

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Vintage computers “tweet” and “surf” too!

It seems nowadays you cannot be without a quad CPU, i7 or some other high-end system with the latest GPU to access the latest content on the web, play the coolest games or participate on the social web, whereas 20 years ago MHz processors and a whopping 20Mb drive were top of the range. Question […]