Commodore Founder Jack Tramiel Dies at Age 83

Ask almost any 30+ year old game developer where their career began, and undoubtedly it was with the introduction of the Commodore 64. Immensely influential from both a PC gaming and development perspective, the Commodore became a computing giant. The man responsible for it all was Jack Tramiel.

A holocaust survivor, Tramiel began with typewriter repair, forming Commodore into a calculator business, and then moving into the world of computing. Following the success of the 64, he was ousted from his own company, and took over Atari’s dwindling consumer division.

Tramiel died Sunday at the age of 83, as reported by Forbes.