Commodore's Tramiel Dies at 83
Commodore founder Jack Tramiel, a pioneer of personal computing in the U.S., passed away this week at the age of 83.
A Holocaust survivor, Tramiel opened a typewriter shop in New York in 1953. His company, then called Commodore Business Machines, introduced the first Commodore computer in 1977 and the Commodore 64 in 1982. He owned Atari for several years in the 1980s, before going on to cofound the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.
Tramiel is survived by his wife and three sons.