They actually got Tramiel to come out for this.. Mr. no I don't talk about my past. :-)
Thinking about it, I guess kicking him out was what killed the company.
He had his soul invested in the company he himself started. A bit like Jobs for Apple. He could have actually kept it afloat, there were so many killer products that he would have absolutely made a mint on.
So.. C= died around 1984 or whenever it was when Jack was outed.. It just took another decade for the company to finally make contact with the ground.