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Old 18 January 2013, 10:50   #601
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according to some links on the other amiga forums, it seems that Barry did indeed pass away this December
http://forums.commodore.net/showthre...=2768#post2768
Barry Altman, CEO of Commodore USA, passes at age 63

http://www.zdnet.com/barry-altman-ce...63-7000009962/
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Old 18 April 2013, 22:17   #602
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Is commodore USA dead. I can't seem to find the website anywhere.
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Old 18 April 2013, 22:23   #603
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Yep, seems like the domain is no more.
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Old 18 April 2013, 23:21   #604
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Yeah the domain died in the last week. Maybe it's to do with the legal wranglings with the company that produced the keyboards.
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Old 21 April 2013, 21:34   #605
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Commodore USA page does not start, is broken

Formerly Hyperion (solved) and now Commodore USA website does not work.
That coincidences.
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Old 22 April 2013, 00:22   #606
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Cusa gone bust?
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Barry Altman died in December 2012. So, that's probably (hopefully) the end of more CUSA products.
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Old 22 April 2013, 00:30   #608
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The fact that Barry had terminal cancer could maybe explain some of his outbursts at customers. He was dealing with problems most had no idea about. This is a separate issue than CUSA machines being overpriced crap, which they were. Not a very sustainable business model even if Barry would have stuck around.

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Old 30 November 2013, 19:49   #610
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I don't think so. He read like any other internet asshole, and his personal attacks on people who respectfully disagreed with him ranged from pathetic to appalling. (Do I need to pull up the post where he impugns a guy's virility and asks prying questions about his sex life in response to a perfectly reasonable question about pricing? I'll do it.)
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My whole take on CUSA was Barry did not really want real C64 and
Amiga users..
He was going for all the average users and people that just wanted
his for the display look on there desks..
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Old 01 December 2013, 16:03   #612
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And he claimed as much multiple times - it was just that he kept ineptly trying to court the CBM/Amiga community anyway, probably because nobody else had any interest at all.
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I don't think so. He read like any other internet asshole, and his personal attacks on people who respectfully disagreed with him ranged from pathetic to appalling. (Do I need to pull up the post where he impugns a guy's virility and asks prying questions about his sex life in response to a perfectly reasonable question about pricing? I'll do it.)
Link it here, I never got to see that infamous post from Barry. II had doubts it was real.

Barry was the most colorful character in the Commodore scene since Medi Ali.
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Link it here, I never got to see that infamous post from Barry. II had doubts it was real.

Barry was the most colorful character in the Commodore scene since Medi Ali.
Sure thing:

What I love most about this is that the guy actually answers the question. Real mensch, that one.
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