Maybe there are books on Tramiel, and these cutthroat businessmen, that might shed some light on the situation. Back in the day, when the A1200 and Falcon were failing, I remember going to user groups, and being lectured by oldtimers about "what this fool and that fool did!" and "they're the ones who are responsible!". I can't remember, because their ranting and raving was intimidating, but I got a sinking feeling out of it all, that's for sure.
shrug, I just kept playing games.
Those men are in their late 40s, early 50s now I suppose, I wonder if they have found peace?