Founder of Commodore Business Machines, Jack Tramiel, dies at 83‎

Polish Auschwitz survivor Jack Tramiel, who created one of the first home computers, the Commodore 64, has died aged 83.

The entrepreneur revolutionised computer technology and lived the American dream after making his fortune.

He will be best remembered for creating the Commodore which was bought by nearly 17 million people after its release in 1982.

Inspired after visiting Japan, Mr Tramiel started producing cheap calculators. He then moved his business out to the Silicon Valley in California, at the beginning of the PC revolution.

Mr Tramiel was a fierce business competitor.

In 1977 Commodore became first to produce a digital watch for less than $10 (£6.30). This forced his rivals Texas Instruments to slash their digital watch prices in half to $9.95.

"Business is not a sport. It's a war," he said.

Full Article:http://news.sky.com/home/technology/article/16205820

Mr Tramiel introduced the home computer VIC-20 in 1980 for under $300 (£189).

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