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Old 11 February 2008, 23:01   #1
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Jack Tramiel went bananas

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Jack Tramiel, Founder of Commodore.
Look at how he babbles in this interview:

http://www.geekentertainment.tv/2007...e-64-turns-25/

Granted, the reporter may not be the best out there, but the guy has lost it. I would like to meet him now and get myriads of nonsensical phrases out of him to make a song :P

I loved the guy from IBM though, pretty cool and completely on his full senses!
Woz is a bit strange though :P Still, funny!
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Old 12 February 2008, 01:56   #2
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He looks a bit better in this one, he pulls off some funny jokes!
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Old 12 February 2008, 02:00   #3
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Tramiel to WOZ:

You made computers for the classes, we for the masses.

btw: William C. Lowe looks like Phil Collins.
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lol @ tramiel.... he sounds like he doesnt have a clue!
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Did he even have a clue back then, or was it just a stroke of dumb luck combined with some great engineering from MOS?
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Did he even have a clue back then, or was it just a stroke of dumb luck combined with some great engineering from MOS?
Some truth there, I suspect, though he was a good (if v tough) business man.

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Old 12 February 2008, 18:22   #7
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Yeah, I agree.

I loved, on the second video, his remark at almost the end, when asked about how he felt going to work with Atari:
"My mission was to destroy Atari. And I succeeded"

Hehehe
I am almost positively sure he didn't care, it was just another company to run.. He certainly operated as a militar, just fulfilling orders and acomplishing his mission, doensn't matter the assignment or what could be a byproduct of what he did.
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Is it just me or did he spend most of the first interview checking out the cleavage on the reporter... I know I was.
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You probably don't know Violet Blue. Use Google.
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Old 15 February 2008, 08:10   #11
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I swear I thought I saw Jack yesterday in a supermarket nearby, HONEST. It was weird. But the area has many elderly people of polish-Jewish descent, so....

Anyway, uh, WHERE did it seem Mr Tramiel went crazy? I am at a loss , please direct me to the part where he went crazy.

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Fred, he just keeps babbling on about the Holocaust and how he invented a market for youth and blah!
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The Wiki says 'Tramiel was born in 1928'...
Well, you know old People ?
At that Age its no Surprise.
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Fred, he just keeps babbling on about the Holocaust and how he invented a market for youth and blah!
I do...hey I got a GP2X. Akira, get an avatar, Ian is back too, maybe we can bring back DPainter and Twistin Ghayst yeahhaha Godflesh suxorz
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Jack is an old man, leave him the hell alone!



Violet: Why do you think the C64 has such a cult following?

Leonard: eh... coz an awful lot of people brought them

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Leave Jack the hell alone, all right. Great interview, 2nd link. I have respect for this man, even if he was reckless and cutthroat.

I like the way his slight disdain for MOSman comes through with a flutter of the hand, accompanied by a remark that engineers think money just falls down outta the sky... of course, the C=64 lives on, but where is Chuck Peddle's Sirius S1 ?

No kid could ever afford that MS-DOS based monster, brilliant though it was...
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Nice to see some familar mates!
I thought Jack Tramiel had already gone gaga when he'd gotten atari!
Seriously though, it probably was a combo of ruthless business, luck & like all men-in-suits (taking credit for other people's efforts) & being at the right place at the right time.
Don't worry, I'm sure they'll make sure to take him off for nap time if he claims it was the fore-runner to the Ipod next.
Not that I'm complaining, many happy C64 gaming memories.
"Nothing beats the real thing" (TM Akira quotes Inc.)
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Nice to see some familar mates!
I thought Jack Tramiel had already gone gaga when he'd gotten atari!
Seriously though, it probably was a combo of ruthless business, luck & like all men-in-suits (taking credit for other people's efforts) & being at the right place at the right time.
Don't worry, I'm sure they'll make sure to take him off for nap time if he claims it was the fore-runner to the Ipod next.
Not that I'm complaining, many happy C64 gaming memories.
"Nothing beats the real thing" (TM Akira quotes Inc.)
Nice to see you too. I think you guys are right, nothing was wrong with Mr Tramiel's behavoir. And Leonard seems like a nice dude.
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