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Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore International and crucial figure in the early history of personal computing, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, his family confirms. He was 83 years old.

Tramiel was born in Poland to a Jewish family in 1928. During World War II, he and his family were sent to Auschwitz, after which he and his father were sent to a labor camp called Ahlem, near Hannover. Tramiel was rescued in April 1945 and emigrated to the United States in 1947.

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Rest in piece ole' chap. Had many hours of fun on those systems! To this day I'm still amazed how you could just plug a sega genesis gamepad into it and it worked natively.
Edited by SpykeZ - 4/9/12 at 8:51pm
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One of great influences in tech industry , his life's story is even more amazing , he will be missed.
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Wow, he was a Holocaust survivor too? Respect.
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Wow, he was a Holocaust survivor too? Respect.

ya that was new to me as well.
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Damn. Another one goes. At least his death isn't overshadowed like Ritchie's was. Nice to see Tramiel got teh respect he deserves. Two great minds in less than a year frown.gif
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Rest in Peace....Made a larger contribution to gaming than ever ever has or ever will.
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Wow, he was a Holocaust survivor too? Respect.

This.
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So lets reminisce. What was your favorite C64 game? I LOVED the caveman games, oogalympics or something like that?
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Holy crap, I JUST turned in a report on this guy. Today just became a sad one...
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What was your report on?
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